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Wondering if anybody has the fix for why the digital odometers go haywire on these cars... i had the instrument panel cluster out, but didnt want to start prying the cluster open, i was afraid to break it. is it a solder problem? led problem? if you push on the clear plastic face, the display works correctly. driving me nuts because i know there is a way to fix it!

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  • Geoff Walton Apr 24, 2010

    nice copy and paste to a dead link, got any real knowledge? or do you just enjoy abusing this website..

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yes you need to replase the body control module

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Why not just switch the glass?

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SOURCE: pontiac 2003 aztec cluster panel not working

GM has a problem with clusters but the government nor GM will do a recall on the clusters. Check ur local yellow pages for a Speedometer fix company , if u cant find one hit me back and I can find one for you.. In Houston we pay $250 for the service.

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SOURCE: the instrument cluster & clock won't light up

I would check the fuse first,the fuse, should be a 5 amp.The fuse box cover should tell you what fuse it is.It might say INT short for instrument,If that don't work you might have a bad dimmer instrument panel swicth.

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SOURCE: instrument cluster going nuts

possibly bad altenator or bad rgulator inside the altenator. suggest you have it checked for under or overcharging. hope this helps!!

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My 2002 Saturn L100 odometer stopped working and isn't clocking miles at all.


Odometer
The odometer is an electronic digital display. Digits displayed are illuminated by the odometer backlight bulb. The odometer backlight bulb brightness is controlled by class 2 messages from the BCM to adjust the display for daylight and instrument panel dimming operation. The trip odometer and total odometer will show in this display area. The push button in the lower right side of the speedometer is used to toggle between the trip and total odometer readings. To reset the trip odometer, push and hold the button down for at least two seconds. The total odometer display has six digits with no decimal display. The trip odometer has four digits including a decimal point and indicates tenths of a mile or kilometer.
The body control module (BCM) stores the vehicle mileage. If the BCM fails, the cluster will display the last valid mileage that was sent before the BCM failed. For replacement of the BCM refer to the BCM section of this service manual. Replacement instrument clusters do not require odometer pre-setting before installation. If the instrument cluster is replaced, the mileage stored in the BCM will be sent to the new cluster via serial data, and shown in the odometer display.

Your best bet , take it to a qualified repair shop.

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My speedometer works but my digital odometer does not work on my 2003 old alero


This is one guy's advice: Replace the speedo head, that should take care of the problem."

This site is also interesting because the guy said
General Motors cars had instrument cluster problems from 2003 through 2006. When I researched instrument cluster problems on the Internet what I found raised concerns in me. Many of those vehicles had problems that began with the instrument cluster, but eventually led to the engine refusing to start.
(an electronic instrument cluster, digital instrument panel or digital dash for short, is a set of instrumentation, including the speedometer, that is displayed with a digital readout rather than with the traditional analog gauges. Many refer to it simply as a digital speedometer.)

http://www.instructables.com/id/Erratic-Instrument-Panel-on-GM-Cars/

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The IPC calculates the mileage based on the vehicle speed signal circuit from the engine control module (ECM). The odometer will display 'error' if an internal IPC memory failure is detected. The odometer displays either miles or kilometers as requested by the activation of the Personalization button on the steering wheel controls. IPC - instrument panel cluster .
Schematic Reference: Instrument Cluster Schematics

1

Did you perform the Instrument Cluster Diagnostic System Check?
Go to Step 2
Go to Diagnostic System Check - Instrument Cluster

2

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Turn the ignition ON.


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Activate the trip reset button.

Does the odometer display switch between trip and odometer?
Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
Go to Step 3

3

Important: Program the replacement instrument panel cluster (IPC).
Replace the IPC. Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement .
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 4
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4

Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
Did you correct the condition?
System OK
Go to Step 2
Install a scan tool.
Does the scan tool power up?
Go to Step 2
Go to Scan Tool Does Not Power Up in Data Link Communications

2

  1. Turn the ignition ON, with the engine OFF.
  2. Attempt to establish communication with the following control modules:
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Body Control Module (BCM)


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Driver Door Module (DDM)


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Electronic Brake Traction Control Module (EBTCM)


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Inflatable Restraint Diagnostic Module (SDM)


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Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC)


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Liftgate Module (LGM)


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Passenger Door Module (PDM)


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Powertrain Control Module (PCM)

Does the scan tool communicate with the control modules listed above?
Go to Step 3
Go to
Scan Tool Does Not Communicate with Class 2 Device in Data Link Communications

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Odometer not working 2002 chevy cavalier,tried speedsensor didnt work,tried different odometer didnt work?????


There are three main causes for a Cavalier's digital odometer not functioning correctly: the fuse has blown, the odometer's wiring connector is loose, or the instrument cluster has gone bad.

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2006 Nissan Quest has digital odometer and gas gauge and they fade out all of the time. Does anyone know what causes the problem and how to fix it?


Its a faulty instrument cluster...go to this youtube link to see one way to fix it...
http://youtu.be/s1_FVOVj2ms
"REPAIRING THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAY/ODOMETER"

There are other videos you can find on youtube as well. I found one that showed how to get the panel out in order to fix it and there were some videos that offered to repair it if you shipped it to them. I think they wanted to charge $200 so maybe you'll have luck fixing it using the link above.

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Engine Warning light is on - Held odometer and got a code 9A9E. \r\nFord Focus 06.


  • Hi I can help.
  • The code is saying something is wrong with the instrument cluster possibly the PCM because the PCM sends a vehicle speed signal to the cluster to "roll" the odometer. If the signal goes a few seconds without being received the instrument panel goes a little haywire.

  • So you need to pull the cluster forward and clean the connectors and check real good for corrosion etc. Plug the cluster back in and run a code test again.

  • If the same code pulls then replacing the instrument panel is recommended. If this does not fix the replacement of the PCM may be needed.

  • You can also go and have the car scanned with an actual Ford scan tool and this may be able to better pin point on weather the PCM or cluster is at fault. This scan would not be a free one at your local auto parts store. This would have to be done at a shop.

  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
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This is if the cluster lighting still works, but the display is blank. Don't know if you mean the gauges in the cluster do not work.

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Section 13-01: Instrument Cluster—Conventional 1995 Thunderbird, Cougar Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Instrument Cluster Removal and Installation
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301) .
  1. Remove screws holding instrument panel reinforcement (017A28) .
  1. Remove screws holding instrument panel lower shield (045G02) .
  1. Remove fasteners holding steering wheel column as outlined in Section 11-04 . Gently lower steering column.
  1. Remove fasteners holding the instrument panel finish panel (044D70) and gently pry off.



  1. Remove four instrument cluster retaining screws. (Do not remove screws from the instrument cluster main lens (10887) and instrument cluster mask (10890) ).
  1. Slide the instrument cluster (10849) to the right of the instrument panel opening and unhook the instrument panel harness from the back of the instrument cluster .
  1. Remove the instrument cluster from the instrument panel (04320) .
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Speedometer/Odometer Federal law requires that the odometer in any replacement speedometer (17255) must register the same mileage as that registered in the removed speedometer . Since the speedometer mileage cannot be reset on this unit, affix odometer sticker to driver's door pillar and record original vehicle mileage. Removal
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301) .
  1. Remove the instrument cluster (10849) as outlined.
  1. Remove seven screws retaining the instrument cluster mask (10890) and instrument cluster main lens (10887) .
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Installation
  1. Position the speedometer assembly to the instrument cluster back plate (10848) and install.
  1. Position the instrument cluster mask and instrument cluster main lens to the instrument cluster back plate and install the seven retaining screws.
  1. Install the instrument cluster as outlined.
  1. Connect battery ground cable and check the operation of the speedometer .
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