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I had removed wires from the outer plug that connects to the instrument cluster need a diagram on how to put back the wires in correct position

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Oh boy, you've really done it. The Haynes manual should have the color codes on that harness connector listed with the connector position and number. They do for the majority of wires. The connectors are usually fine. It's the connector socket on the circuit card that needs the solder reheated with a 25 watt soldering pen to reflow it to make a good connection again.

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SOURCE: 1995 Neon Instrument Cluster Wiring Diagram

are you talking about the wires that connect the car harness to the gauge cluster with the 2 big plugs?

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take out the printed circuit board and on the back you will see some broken solder joints on the back of the main connector,you can not see them from the front.i have repaired a few of these before.you will definately fix it.just be careful not to bridge the solder joints together.
put some silicone around the base of it after to act as a strain relief for further strength.

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SOURCE: HOW TO GET INSTRUMENT CLUSTER WIRE CONNECTIONS OFF

Hello
I am not sure what it is you are asking for here. Do you mean the connectors from the dash wiring harness to the instrument cluster connectors at the back of the cluster? If so you just squeeze the side and gently pull outward or press the tabs on the top and bottom of the connectors plastic shell. Please clarify. Thanks

Posted on Aug 27, 2011

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you can get one cheap from a junkyard for same year and the colors will match for the wires.
if you know how to solder that is a help, will give you the best connection.
i am not sure if the dealerships carry the pigtails anymore for a 1996

Posted on Sep 18, 2011

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How to replace the headlight switch assembly on a 1997 dodge grand caravan


The best I can offer is for a 1996 caravan:

REMOVAL
  1. Remove steering column cover.
  2. Remove over steering column bezel.
  3. Remove left end cover.
  4. Remove screw at left end of cluster bezel and headlamp switch.
  5. Remove screws holding cluster bezel to instrument panel from each side of steering column.
  6. Disconnect clip holding cluster bezel to instrument panel from above right vent louver.
  7. Separate cluster bezel from instrument panel.
Disconnect wire connectors from back of the bezel.

INSTALLATION
  1. Connect wire connectors into back of the bezel.
  2. Place cluster bezel in position on instrument panel. Use care not to place hands on louvers.
  3. Connect clips to hold cluster bezel to instrument panel. Use care not to add pressure on the A/C louvers to seat the cluster bezel clips.
  4. Install screws to hold cluster bezel to instrument panel on each side of steering column.
  5. Install screw at left end of cluster bezel and headlamp switch.
  6. Install left end cover.
  7. Install over steering column bezel.
  8. Install lower steering column cover.



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Ignition switch 124 merc replace


Adjust the Mercedes telescoping steering wheel to the maximum extended position (maximum out position).
Move the front driver's seat to the rear-most position.
Disconnect the negative battery cable by loosening the retaining nut on the negative battery cable clamp and sliding the clamp off the battery terminal.
Remove the screws on the underside of the instrument panel cluster that hold the instrument cluster cowl in place and remove the cowl.
Remove the four screws holding the instrument cluster in place and remove the instrument cluster from the dash. Make sure to remove the electrical connectors from the back of the instrument cluster before trying to completely remove the cluster.
Turn the ignition key to the "I" position and remove the electrical plug in the back of the ignition switch. The switch should be exposed now that the cowl and instrument cluster have been removed. You will access the plug from the top of the ignition switch and cylinder assembly.
Loosen, but do not remove, the Allen bolt on top of the ignition cylinder that mates with the steering column using an Allen wrench.
Remove the two 13 mm bolts on top of the steering column. This will allow the steering column to drop down roughly 3 inches so that you can access the release button for the ignition switch.
Press the release button on the steering column where the ignition cylinder enters the column.
Turn the key to the "I" position and remove the ignition cylinder and switch assembly by pulling it out of the steering column.
Remove the ignition wiring from the back of the ignition switch and cylinder assembly by pressing down on the release tab on the electrical connector and pulling it off the switch.
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No pwer at all going to driving light nor the instrument cluster, starter turns but it won't turn on .and on the fuse block some of the fuses have no power running to them .the fuses are still good


Sounds like you have a power drain (small-amperage short) in the wiring going to your instrument cluster. The short has disabled some of your instrument cluster lights, but, since is has high resistance, it has not blown a fuse (since it draws to few amps). Once the current drain has wasted enough amperage, there's not enough left in the battery to start the car.
Phase 1: Interim solution: (1) charge the battery with your battery charger (if you don't have a battery charger, attach the battery with jumper cables to the battery in a running car - its alternator will charge your battery).
(2) pull the fuse(s) to the instrument cluster, thus killing power to the short.
(3) start and use you car without instrument cluster lights until you can move
to phase 2 of your repair. If you're not sure that you've killed power to the short, disconect the battery each time you stop the engine.
Phase 2:
(1) isolate the problem (the short) to one specific fuse, meaning one specific branch circuit in the car.
(2) trace the wiring from the fuse block to the instrument cluster, looking for
burn marks, bare wires (all wires should be insulated), or anything touching
a frame ground. Also look for moisture iintrusion - water can cause these types of high resistance "shorts" - with the symptom that the problem disappears after the water dries up.
(3) correct wiring problem found in step 2, plug in fuse. done
(4) if replacing instrument cluster, use instructions below.

1995-99 Models

See Figure 4
Fig. 4: Common instrument cluster found in 1995-97 "S" series Pick-ups.
(see illustration at end of message)

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Remove the sound insulators/trim panels.
3. If necessary for access, unfasten the steering column nuts and if necessary, the bolts at the lower flange, then lower the column for access.
4. Unfasten the instrument cluster bezel screws located at the lower edge of the bezel. If no screws are present, then remove the bezel by pulling it straight out.
5. Unfasten the four screws retaining the instrument cluster to the instrument panel, unplug any necessary cluster electrical connections, then remove the cluster.

To install.
6. Install the cluster to the instrument panel making sure the cluster is firmly seated onto the connector, attach any necessary electrical connections and tighten the cluster fasteners to 17 inch. lbs. (1.9 Nm).
7. Install the instrument cluster panel bezel by snapping it into position, then if equipped, install the screws along the bottom of the bezel.
8. If lowered, re-position the steering column and tighten retaining nuts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) on 1995 models. On 1996-99 models tighten the nuts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm). If removed, tighten lower flange bolts to 120 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
9. Install the sound insulators/trim panels.
10. Connect the negative battery cable.

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My 89' ford ranger will not pass smog here in socialist california. it has passed for 15 years since i've had it. the new machines indicate that the check engine light is'nt operating. i...


Hi, it's possible the bulb is burned out or not making good contact with the circuit board. It should come on during the bulb check when you first turn the key on. Pull out the cluster and check the bulb. If it's good, see if you can clean the contact surfaces to get it working again. Or, move to another state where they don't worry about stupid things like a light bulb.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6


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Fig. Fig. 1: To remove the instrument cluster, first remove the trim panel by removing the lower fascia panel


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Fig. Fig. 2: With the lower fascia moved aside, remove the lower trim panel attaching screws ...


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Fig. Fig. 3: ... as well as the upper attaching screws


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Fig. Fig. 4: Then pull the entire instrument trim panel from the dash board


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Fig. Fig. 5: Exploded view of the instrument cluster


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Fig. Fig. 6: Rear view of the instrument cluster wire routing and connections

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Remove the two steering column shroud-to-panel retaining screws and remove the shroud.
  3. Remove the lower instrument panel trim.
  4. Remove the cluster trim cover from the instrument panel by removing the eight screws.
  5. Remove the four instrument cluster to panel retaining screws.
  6. Position the cluster slightly away from the panel for access to the back of the cluster to disconnect the speedometer.

If there is not sufficient access to disengage the speedometer cable from the speedometer, it may be necessary to remove the speedometer cable at the transmission and pull cable through cowl, to allow room to reach the speedometer quick disconnect.
  1. Disconnect the wiring harness connector from the printed circuit, and any bulb-and-socket assemblies from the wiring harness to the cluster assembly and remove the cluster assembly from the instrument panel.

To install:
  1. Apply approximately 1 / 8 in. diameter ball of D7AZ-19A331-A Silicone Dielectric compound or equivalent in the drive hole of the speedometer head.
  2. Position the cluster near its opening in the instrument panel.
  3. Connect the wiring harness connector to the printed circuit, and any bulb-and-socket assemblies from the wiring harness to the cluster assembly.
  4. Position the cluster to the instrument panel and install the four cluster to panel retaining screws.
  5. Install the panel trim covers and the steering column shroud.
  6. Connect the battery ground cable.
  7. Check operation of all gauges, lamps and signals.

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