Instrument cluster gas gauge& speedo 1995 Plymouth Voyager
Non functioning gas gauge and speedometer in cluster but fuses appear okay ; mechanic checked cluster but not resolved. Pcmesu new cluster although solder sound said mechanic. Internet refer to independent ground wire iod Fuse mentioned with 20 minute reset time works on internet but cannot findperhaps marked or position known to someone expert on internet !ignition key shows brake red light on cluster on startup and some 1/16 in.quiver of gas gauge ;speedo non functionioning lightsturn indicator power and road speed stability work and brake works well. Mechanic said old car functional but diagnostic of old wrecker parts and diagnostic time many hours still.
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seen this before you need to get the speedo out and tap it down. it will be stuck. that is if it stays there with no power or ignition on, if not then its a short in the speedo or its wiring. and feeding wrong volts.
No, the system is protected as a whole, so all the instrument cluster gauges will not work if the fuse was the problem, not just the gas gauge and the speedo. This is still under warranty isn't it? 3 years 36,000 miles.
To fix the dash going out try this. This is a common problem with
the voyager,caravans and Town &
Countrys. What the problem is is a cold soder in the interment cluster
itself. The problem area is where the plug comes from the van into the
cluster. You need to take the circuit board out of the cluster and
reheat the soder on the back side of the circuit board were the plug
plugs into. This will fix the cold soder permanitly I think its about
16 pins you have to reheat with the soder gun. If you don't feel
comfrotable doing that you can just replace the interment cluster and
it will be fine but if you buy a used one make sure it was tested. This
also may fix the ABS light and the airbag light. Hope
this helps I have done several of them.
Go to your Fuse and Relay Box called the Power Distribution Center located in your engine comparment and Remove and Replace your Accessories Relay. Your Instrument Cluster is run off this. You should have a Spare Relay of the same type (size and shape). If not use a non-engine operation Relay (that is known to be working!) of the same type (size and shape), and check the operations of both the Instrument Cluster and the relay you switched-it-out-for. If the Instrument Cluster works and the other quit working, then it is the Relay that is bad and nneds to be replaced.
If this does not work, or if you have intermittent failures, there may be a loose connection and/or a bad power or ground supply. Most of the time - it is the Relay that needs to be replaced.
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It can be several things. Te simple one is that the connector behind the cluster is loose. The other is the circut board that makes up the cluster is going bad. Try disconnecting the cluster and re connecting. If this does not work, try replacing it with a sed one from a salvage yard or from ebay.
In the event that you have not completely fixed this problem, I suggest the following: Do
a google search for "98 voyager instrument cluster solder" and you
will find an abundance of posts regarding the soldered joints on the
main terminal connector on the back of your instrument cluster. If the
behaviour is at all erratic and unpredictable, or hitting the dash makes
the gauges come back to life, then you are about 99.9% sure it is the
solder problem. It takes about 8 minutes to remove the instrument
cluster (okay maybe 15), and about 2 minutes to remove the circuit
board. By examining the solder joints of the main connector with a
magnifying glass, you will probably see cracked or corroded solder on
them. Briefly reheat each solder joint with a soldering iron to re-flow
the solder. Your erratic gauge behaviour should now be history.