Question about 1996 Dodge Neon
Check under the hood on or near center for a braided uncoated flat wire that goes from the engine to the firewall. Make sure it is tight and clean. this is your ground that effects most of your guages. Also check the pigtail wire that comes out of the negative battery cable to the passenger side fenderwell. And lastly check the main ground from the neg. battery terminal to the engine block or a bracket on the engine near the front.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
Either your computer is having major problems, or your voltage regulator is faulty. How bright are your lights? Does your battery ever seem drained? Have you checked all your fuses and any relays with an ohmmeter?
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
it is more than likely the voltage regulator for the dash. this is a common problem for these vehicles. it is located on the back of the dash cluster, its a silver box with 3 wires coming out of it. it converts the voltage from 12v to the required voltage for the gauges to not fry your cluster board (6-7 volts). its an easy fix you just need to hit a junkyard or dealership. also you can try the relay for this which is located at the fuse panel in the vehicle, there are 3 blue or brown relays at the top of the panel it is the 2nd one on the left. just swap it with the ign relay and see if that fixes it. also you can try cleaning corrosion off of the wires to the regulator. fyi the relays are a pain to get out there is a tab on the top of them that you have to depress just look at the relay box under hood this should give you a good idea of removal.
Posted on Oct 07, 2011
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