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I just bought a 1998 Pontiac Bonneville and now the system monitor light is on why and what does that mean?


No other messages in the driver info center ?
This section provides an overview of the instrument cluster operation as well as a detailed diagnosis. The instrument cluster serves as the primary interface for the vehicle's driver.
The instrument cluster contains a microprocessor as part of the instrument panel assembly. The instrument cluster performs the following functions:
• Recognizes operational malfunctions
• Alerts the driver through indicators
• Stores DTCs which identify malfunction areas
In order to perform all of these functions, the instrument cluster microprocessor has its own inputs, outputs and program software. The instrument cluster has the capability to diagnose malfunctions in the following components:
• The sensors
• The input switches
• The components
• The systems the instrument cluster communicates with or controls
When the instrument cluster or another microprocessor-controlled module detects a malfunction, the instrument cluster may turn on an instrument cluster indicator in order to alert the driver that a malfunction has occurred. Some indicator lamps have dual controls. Your best bet is have it checked for DTC'S diagnostic trouble codes !

Mar 02, 2016 | Pontiac Cars & Trucks

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Instrument cluster stopped functioning is there a fuse or relay


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Sep 24, 2015 | 1992 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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What relay affects the instrument cluster? My instrument cluster intermittently cuts out for a period of time and then sometimes its back on. More often then not it is not working.


I think I would be investing time in looking for a bad earth(ground) wire for the instrument cluster or dash harness as what you describe is vindictive of a bad connection

Sep 23, 2015 | 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Intrument cluster


If all gauges cut off, its is likely a power supply problem not the cluster. Try wiggling the rear connector, unplug and re-plug to "wipe" the connections.

Jan 26, 2014 | 1995 Eagle Vision

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Dash lights do not light up sometimes, other times on and after a while off, sometimes not turn on, but then go on alone.


Does adjusting the dimmer control for the dash lights have any effect on getting them to come on, or at least flicker?

The most likely cause is a defective dimmer control on the headlight switch. I've seen this on a few Chrysler models. The headlight switch and dash light dimmer is generally part of a single assembly, and is replaced as a complete module.

Apr 08, 2011 | Chrysler Sebring Cars & Trucks

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Insturmentation panel lights fuse blows when i start car


Try to remove the instrument panel and disconnect the harness to see if doing that gets rid of the blown fuse when starting the car. If it does, then the instrument panel should be replaced with another. If the fuse still blows when starting, then there is a wire shorted to ground somewhere.
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Instruments and Switches Instrument Cluster Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Remove the instrument cluster trim plate.
  2. Remove the instrument cluster mounting screws.
  3. Rotate the instrument cluster rearward and lift up on the top of the cluster in order to disengage the locating pins.
  4. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the instrument cluster.
  5. Remove the instrument cluster.
To Install:
  1. Connect the electrical connectors to the instrument cluster.
  2. Position the locating pins to the holes in the instrument panel.
  3. Install the instrument cluster by rotating the top inward.
  4. Install the mounting screws.
  5. Install the trim plate.
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Nov 09, 2010 | 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

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Need to replace instrument cluster/AC bulbs


Hello, You can obtain a 2004 Ram Factory Service Manual with all of that information available from Promanuals.net. The reason why it may be so important is because right before the removal instructions the service manual has diagnostic instructions to try. There are numerous pages on removing the instrument cluster, and cluster bezel.

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative
cable. (For Airbag)

(2) Remove the cluster bezel from the instrument
panel. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INSTRUMENT PANEL/
CLUSTER BEZEL - REMOVAL).

(3) Remove the four screws that secure the instrument
cluster to the instrument panel structural support
(Fig. 5).

(4) Pull the instrument cluster rearward far
enough to access and disconnect the instrument
panel wire harness connectors for the cluster from
the connector receptacles on the back of the cluster
housing.

(5) Remove the instrument cluster from the instrument
panel.
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Oct 01, 2009 | 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

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How is the instrument panel removed from the dash of a 97 mercury cougar problem


1997 Thunderbird/Cougar Instrument Cluster Removal
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301).
  1. Remove retaining screws and instrument panel reinforcement (017A28).
  1. Remove retaining screws and instrument panel lower shield (045G02).
  1. Make sure air bag system is properly disarmed. Remove fasteners holding steering column. Gently lower steering column.
  1. Remove screws holding the instrument panel finish panel (044D70) and gently pry off.


    Instrument Panel Finish Panel

  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 disconnect the instrument panel harness from the back of the instrument cluster.
  1. Remove the instrument cluster from the instrument panel (04320).

1997 Thunderbird/Cougar Installation
  1. Follow removal procedure in reverse order.
  1. Tighten instrument cluster retaining screws to 2-3 Nm (18-27 lb-in).

Jun 01, 2009 | 1997 Mercury Cougar XR7

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My instrument cluster not working on 04 gmc yukon i checked fuses and harness for cuts or frays


disconnect ur positive battery cable. make sure not to set alarm with remote. let set for about 5 minutes, this happened to my 2003 gmc yukon xl and it actually worked

Mar 15, 2009 | 2004 GMC Yukon

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