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Half of dash cluster panel does not work, gages, lights and tech.

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  • icandothis_j Sep 03, 2010

    89 GT project car. I had the dash cluster and much of the interior out when I switched out the AOD and put in a 5 speed trans. I checked, cleaned and made sure all connections were tight etc. I checked all bulbs on the back of cluster replacing a couple obvious burnt bulbs. I removed all fuses and installed according to owners manual. I checked voltage on both sides of each fuse. Gas and Temp gages do not work, none of rhe dash lights and the tech does not work. none of these worked before beginning the tranny changeout. i bought this GT a couple months ago and do not have any history on the car. the car in general is not molested, pretty much orginal and generally in nice condition. i am just a bit stumped on this issue. any suggestions would be much appricated.

  • icandothis_j Sep 03, 2010

    any companies out there making repairs to these clusters? any idae what they might charge? i have a source for used ones but they can run 400 for a GT cluster. i really paid attention when putting this all back together looking for dirty/ damaged connections etc and was surprised when none of these issues were fixed in the process. thanks for your help in confirming what i was beginning to think about this cluster.

  • icandothis_j Sep 03, 2010

    Thanks for your insight.

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Hi, this may be as a result of a loose or defective connector on the back of the instrument cluster. Check the connectors and grounds to make sure they are in good condition, clean and tight.
You need to remove the instrument panel to do this check.....

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    Tunde Autos Sep 03, 2010

    It's a pity you just had the car and you don't have a knowledge of it's history.If that be the case (after doing all necessary checks), it's obvious that you have a partially damaged dash cluster panel.And the only way out if you have actually done all you said is to replace the dash cluster panel.....

  • Tunde Autos
    Tunde Autos Sep 03, 2010

    There should be companies doing repairs on them but i don't know any, beside prices varies depending on companies.
    Why don't you try the source you have?


    Take care

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    Tunde Autos Sep 03, 2010

    Don't forget to accept and rate the solution..

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