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When I turn on the ignition the dashboard display [temperature, fan indicator, temperature etc} flashes on and off. What is the cause of this malfunction?

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This is not a malfunction, this shows you that all your bulbs are working.

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What would be the cause of sudden Intermittent engine overheat?


The gauge in the instrument cluster could be going bad ! maybe. Is that what your going by ? You need to have it hooked up to a scan tool ,not a code reader . It will tell what the ECT - engine coolant temperature sensor is reporting to the PCM - engine computer .The PCM turns on the cooling fans when the temp. reaches 262 degrees ! Are the cooling fans coming on ? Thermostat sticking ! Go to harbor freight an buy a Laser Temp Gun Infrared Thermometer , $30.00 . point it at the upper radiator hose an see what the actual temp is !
Engine Coolant Indicators
TEMP ?€¢
The instrument panel cluster (IPC) illuminates the TEMP indicator when the powertrain control module (PCM) determines that the coolant temperature is more than 128?°C (262?°F). The IPC receives a discrete input from the PCM requesting illumination.

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The IPC performs the display test at the start of each ignition cycle. The IPC illuminates the TEMP indicator.

Is the cooling system full of coolant ?
The instrument panel cluster (IPC) displays the engine coolant temperature as determined by the engine control module (ECM). The IPC receives a serial data message from the ECM indicating the engine coolant temperature. The IPC receives the coolant temperature information via serial data message from the body control module (BCM). The engine coolant temperature gage defaults to 60?°C (140?°F) or below if:
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The ECM detects a malfunction in the engine coolant temperature sensor circuit.

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The IPC detects a loss of serial data communications with the ECM.

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The IPC detects a loss of serial data communications with the BCM


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Front pump transmission


if you check if the gear indicator is connected well ,and then check if the Pressure are balanced

May 23, 2013 | 2007 Ford Territory 4.0

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The lights inside dashboard knobs & multi-function display went out


I'm not sure what model Toyota you have, but in a Camry, the cause is most likely a blown fuse. This is a 10A fuse labelled "Gauges" located behind a cover in the dash panel

Dec 13, 2011 | Toyota 4Runner Cars & Trucks

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Hi,i just bought an 98 1.8 20v passat,and i have an anoying problem,the dashboard clocks all are working fine except that the water temperature indicator and fuel indicator dont work,and it shows me that i...


Do not worry, follow these checks,
  • fuses dedicated for both of them
  • fuel sensor and temp. sensor
  • their power supply
  • display panel, wiring,etc
  • Pls vote!!

Sep 24, 2011 | 1998 Volkswagen Passat

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Jeep charokee has no engine fire,check crank position sensor it was loose wires were fraid i replaced sensor still no fire


Hi there,

Firstly, you need to extract your vehicle's diagnostic codes - this will identify where the problem lies.

Instructions (using ignition key method):

Codes are shown by the Check Engine Light (CEL) on the dash. 1. Turn the ignition ON-OFF, ON-OFF, and finally ON again (without starting) 2. Codes will be emitted via CEL on the dashboard display. 3. Read codes as described below. Reading codes: Each code consists of two groups. The first group of flashes indicate the 'tens' digits. The second group of flashes indicate the 'ones' digits. A short pause separates 'tens' and 'ones' digits. A long pause separates each trouble code. e.g. Long flash, Long flash (short pause); short flash, short flash (long pause).....then repeats... The above flash sequence indicates Code 22. If you are able to get your codes, post them here and I can assist you further. Cheers, "If this has helped you in any way, please place a testimonial"

May 13, 2011 | 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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1996 buick park ave. , heater fan for inside


the ac computer is on the fritz or the ac control panel has a short in it

Jan 19, 2010 | 1996 Buick Park Avenue

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Passat - key won't turn in ignition and steering wheel seems to be locked. Indicators flash on dashboard when key is inserted.


Your immobiliser is playing up, Easiest way would be tio run diagnostics, so you could find out what exactly causes imobiliser's malfunction.

Drop a line if you need more details

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Jun 27, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat

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Air Conditioner for Benz 1998 E320


Check system for codes;

Displaying & Reading Trouble Codes (DTC Memory)
Air Conditioning (A/C) 

Models 208 as of MY 1998

Diagnostic trouble Code Memory [15] 

Note: 
  • The A/C pushbutton control module (N22) has DTC memory and data output. The diagnostic trouble codes and data are displayed via the temperature display window. The stored DTC's will remain in memory even with the vehicle battery disconnected.
  • The DTC memory differentiates between current and intermittent faults.
  • Numerous DTC's can also be read with the Hand-Held Tester (HHT).

Preparations for DTC Readout 

  1. Review 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 31, 31, 41
  2. Ignition: ON
  3. Temperature selector: left: "HI"; right: "LO"
  4. Ignition: OFF
  5. Ignition: ON
  6. Within 20 seconds press REST and EC simultaneously for more than 5 seconds.
  7. The LED in Recirculated Air flashes and the display shows "d1A".
  8. Press AUTO repeatedly until all DTC's are displayed. Record each DTC as it is displayed.
  9. Each fault (short circuit, open circuit) is assigned a DTC. Thus in the left display: "E1" appears, and the right display indicates the DTC. The current faults (refer to table) are displayed first, next, the intermittant failures (e.g. 45 °5) are displayed in the display window next to the FAN symbol. By pressing the right AUTO the next DTC is displayed.
  10. To erase: Can only be performed after all faults have been readout. Press left AUTO and right AUTO buttons simultaneously for more than 2 seconds and the display shows: left: "d" and right: "FF". To cancel erase: By pressing the left AUTO button, the current faults will appear again.
  11. Select a base temperature setting.
  12. Turn ignition OFF, to end test.
Note: Due to instrument cluster (IC) series interface, DTC's may be stored in IC memory, therefore readout and erase DTC's from IC memory.

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Aug 20, 2008 | 1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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There is no indicators working on the car the message trip computer system is stuck on the same message and and cannot toggle between average speed etc. the message and dashboard lights are very dull. the...


The hazards most likely still work, but when they key is out, it won't flash on the dash, but will outside.

As for the indicators and trip...could be either a steering wheel module to a turn signal stalk issue.

Were you having problems with the turn idicators acting weird before?

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