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1996 Pontiac Grand AM, instrument cluster not functioning, no speed-o, tach, or any gauges. cat temp indicator on and ETS lamp illuminated. Any suggestions... I checked all grounds on the car.

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Most of the time it is a defective instrument cluster, I have replaced many of them, only a dealer can install a new/reman one and program the correct miles, otherwise you can get one from a wrecking yard, the odometer just won't be accurate

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Just got my 2003 explorer sport trac dome light dont come on when you open the doors but they come on when you push the button to turn them on how do I get them to come on when I open the doors?????


The instrument cluster illuminates the interior lamps when an unlock signal is received from the vehicle security module. The illuminated entry feature will be canceled when any of the following conditions are met:
  • 25 seconds have elapsed since the illuminated entry feature was activated and the interior lamp control is not activated (door ajar or courtesy lamp switch on).
  • The instrument cluster receives a request from the vehicle security module (remote transmitter lock button pressed) and the interior lamp control is not activated.
  • The ignition is in the RUN or START position and the interior lamp control is not activated.
The instrument cluster illuminates the courtesy lamps when any door is open or ajar. The courtesy lamps shuts off when the doors are closed and the illuminated entry feature is not active or when the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h). The interior lamps are not reactivated until the vehicle speed is less than 3 mph (5 km/h) and a new door open warning lamp signal is received.
The instrument cluster controls the courtesy lamps illuminated entry function by activating the battery saver relay.
The panel dimmer switch is integrated into the headlamp switch and controls the interior lamps by activating the instrument cluster through circuit 1034 (BK/WH).
The vehicle security module sends a signal to the instrument cluster on the UBP network circuit to indicate a request to turn the illuminated entry feature on or off.
The on-demand lamps, glove compartment assembly, homelink module, puddle lamps and illuminated vanity mirrors are controlled by the battery saver relay. The battery saver relay becomes active (relay coil is energized) when the instrument is in the awake mode, or in the sleep mode (relay coil is de-energized).

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How do I DETERMAN WHAT IS WRONG my speedometer and rpm gauges aren't working


a fuse blew.
this car has an electronic dash cluster. (with brain)
first is fuses. (check them first) (2 of them)
second is scan it. scan the PCM for DTC error !

if rpm dies, for sensors the engine dies...
The PCM runs spark and injection off 2 sensor and RPM
if they die so does spark and injection.
the cluster has self test mode, try that first?
this proves the cluster is ok.
this is covered in the FSM for your JEEP

the WJ jeep
Chapter 8J covers all this.. to great details.
page 8
fuse 17 and 22 must be good. JB box, cab.

posted now 100 of times, here it is again.
quote
The instrument cluster actuator test will put the
instrument cluster into its self-diagnostic mode. In
this mode the instrument cluster can perform a selfdiagnostic
test that will confirm that the instrument
cluster circuitry, the gauges, the PCI data bus message
controlled indicators, and the electro-luminescent
illumination lamp (if equipped) are capable of
operating as designed. During the actuator test the
instrument cluster circuitry will sweep each of the
gauge needles across the gauge faces, illuminate each
of the segments in the Vacuum-Fluorescent Display
(VFD), turn all of the PCI data bus message-controlled
indicators on and off again, and turn the electro-
luminescent illumination lamp (if equipped) on
and off again.
Successful completion of the actuator test will confirm
that the instrument cluster is operational. However,
there may still be a problem with the PCI data
bus, the Powertrain Control Module, the Airbag Control
Module (ACM), the Body Control Module (BCM),
the Controller Anti-lock Brake (CAB), the Sentry Key
Immobilizer Module (SKIM), or the inputs to one of
these electronic control modules. Use a DRBIIIt scan
tool to diagnose these components. Refer to the
appropriate diagnostic information.
If an individual indicator lamp or the electro-luminescent
illumination lamp do not illuminate during
the actuator test, the instrument cluster should be
removed. However, check that the incandescent lamp
bulb is not faulty, that the bulb holder is properly
installed on the instrument cluster electronic circuit
board, or that the electro-luminescent lamp pigtail
wire connector is properly connected to the instrument
cluster electronic circuit board before considering
instrument cluster replacement. If the bulb and
bulb holder, or the electro-luminescent lamp connection
check OK, replace the faulty instrument cluster
unit.
(1) Begin the test with the ignition switch in the
Off position.
(2) Depress the odometer/trip odometer switch button.
(3) While still holding the odometer/trip odometer
switch button depressed, turn the ignition switch to
the On position, but do not start the engine.
(4) Release the odometer/trip odometer switch button.
(5) The instrument cluster will automatically
begin the actuator test sequence, as follows:
(a) The cluster will turn on, then off again each
of the PCI data bus message controlled indicators
(except Airbag) to confirm the functionality of the
indicator and the cluster control circuitry:
(b) The cluster will sweep the needles for each of
the gauges from minimum to maximum and back
to minimum to confirm the functionality of the
gauge and the cluster control circuitry:
(c) Only on models with a premium version of
the cluster, the cluster will illuminate the electroluminescent
lamp and turn it off again to confirm
the functionality of the lamp and the cluster control
circuitry.
(d) The cluster will sequentially step the odometer/
trip odometer VFD display from all zeros
(000000) through all nines (999999) to confirm the
functionality of all VFD segments and their control
circuitry, then display the software version number,
followed by "DONE".
(6) The actuator test is now completed. The instrument
cluster will automatically exit the self-diagnostic
mode and return to normal operation at the
completion of the test, if the ignition switch is turned
to the Off position during the test, or if a vehicle
speed message indicating that the vehicle is moving
is received from the PCM over the PCI data bus during
the test.
(7) Go back to Step 1 to repeat the test, if
required
end quote.


if this passes and fuses are good
then you may have DTC errors scanned
if you scan it and you see comminications error from PCM to cluster, well that be it. ... and am not going into THAT>here.

Aug 18, 2015 | 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

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Why does the all-wheel drive keep disengaging when you need it?


Is the All-Wheel Drive Disabled Indicator on ?
An ABS DTC may cause the AWD Disabled light to illuminate. Check for ABS DTCs if no AWD fault is present.


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The AWD data list can be used to assist in determining which type of fault is causing the AWD Disabled Lamp to illuminate. with a scan tool, verify the above data displays are within specification.
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AWD temperature disables can be caused by an open circuit.

Using a scan tool, select the Body - Instrument Panel Cluster - Special Functions - Lamp Test mode. In the Lamp Test mode you can turn on or off the instrument panel indicators. All indicators will turn ON when commanded on and OFF when commanded off. The AWD DISABLE indicator should turn on or off as commanded.
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If the AWD DISABLE indicator is always ON or always OFF, replace the instrument cluster. Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gages and Console.


The AWD disable lamp illuminates when one of the following conditions exists for 5 seconds:
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The PCM commands the solenoid ON and the voltage feedback remains high, B+.


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The PCM commands the solenoid OFF and the voltage feedback remains low, 0 volts. This condition is present for 3 key cycles.


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The PCM detects fluid temp is too high.


You need to have this hooked-up to a professional grade scan tool.

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2002 Nissan Maxima instrument cluster gauges not responding


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
measure test voltage at the last common circuit point. If voltage is NOT present a this point work toward the battry to find the fault
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Where the fuse box to a 88 ford thunder bird 5.0 liter


The fuse panel is located underneath the dash, to the left of the steering column, next to the emergency brake pedal. You need to remove the under-dash insulation to access some parts of the fuse panel.


If it doesn't have a diagram inside the box, here's one I found online: http://www.coolcats.net/tech/reference/images/fusepanel.jpg


1 15A Lt. Blue Stop Lamps, Hazard Warning Lamps, Speed Control, Cornering Lamp Relays 2 6A - CB - Windshield Wiper/Washer Pump 3

Spare - Not Used 4 15A Lt. Blue Taillamps, Parking Lamps, Side Marker Lamps, Instrument Cluster Illumination, License Lamps, A/C and Heater Illumination, Radio Illumination, Digital Clock Illumination, Autolamp Relay 5 15A Lt. Blue Turn Signal Lamps, Electronic Day/Night Mirror, Lighted Vanity Mirrors *, Backup Lamps, Illuminated Entry, Keyless Entry, Cornering Lamps 6 20A Yellow Rear Defrost Timer, Chime, Back-Up Lamps, Cornering Lamps, Rear Reading Lamps, Trunklid Release, Digital Clock Display, Illuminated Entry, Anti-Theft Module, Turbo Buzzer 7 15A Lt. Blue Fog Lamps (Turbo Only) 8 15A Lt. Blue Courtesy Lamps, Key Warning Buzzer, Illuminated Entry Module, Glove Box Lamp, Door Lock Relays, Radio Memory, Cluster Memory, Outside Mirrors, Tripminder Module, Analog Clock, Anti-Theft Relay 9 30A Lt. Green A/C Heater Blower Motor 10 20A - CB - Horn, Cigar Lighter, Fuel Filler Door, Flash-to-Pass, Speed Control 11 20A Yellow Radio, Tape Player, Premium Sound Amp, Power Antenna, Graphic Equalizer 12 20A - CB - Power Seats, Power Locks, Keyless Entry 13 5A Tan Instrument Cluster Illumination, Radio, Climate Control 14 20A - CB - Power Windows, Power Moonroof 15 10A Red Taillamps, Rear Side Markers, License Lamps, Electoluminescent Coach Lamps 16 4A Yellow Electronic ATC 17 15A Lt. Blue Electronic Cluster, Tripminder Display, Fuel Gauge (non-electronic cluster), A/C Clutch, Speed Control Module, Graphic Warning Display Module, Electronic Blower Speed Controller 18 10A Red Warning Indicator Lamps, Autolamp System, Throttle Position Sensor, Low Fuel Module, Dual Timer Chime, Tachometer, Washer Fluid Level Indicator

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What is an ETS light keeps flashing what does this mean


This a technical bulletin for your car
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File In Section: 5 - Brakes
Bulletin No.: 63-50-09
Date: March, 1996
INFORMATION
Subject:
"ETS OFF" Indicator Lamp On with No DTC's Set Models:
1996 Buick Skylark
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
1996 Oldsmobile Achieva
1996 Pontiac Grand Am, Sunfire On vehicles equipped with Enhanced Traction System (ETS), the "ETS OFF" indicator lamp may come on and ETS and Cruise Control might become disabled. There may be no ABS or PCM Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC's) stored and there may be no "Check Engine" lamp on. This condition has caused a high rate of unnecessary IPC replacements.
The PCM sets a Type "C" or "D" FAILURE RECORD which sends a message to the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) to turn the "ETS OFF" indicator on and to disable ETS. The PCM can then disable Cruise Control, but may not turn on a corresponding "Check Engine" lamp. These Type "C" or "D" Failure Records are not stored in the normal Current or History menus.
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The technician is instructed to check normal operation of the "ETS OFF" switch and the ETS system. The technician is then instructed to check for Failure Records and directed to Section 6E3-A of the Service Manual, see chart. When the PCM Failure Record is corrected, normal operation of the ETS system and Cruise Control should return.



Jan 01, 2011 | 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

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What is the fix for the etc light what part can be replaced. At first my check eng light came on it was the egr, then one day after work it was about 40 degrees i went to start the truck and it was hard to...


An Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) indicator is standard equipment on all instrument clusters. On Dodge vehicles, this indicator is located near the bottom of the speedometer dial face of the cluster overlay, to the right of center. On Chrysler vehicles, this indicator is located near the upper left corner of the cluster overlay, above the fuel gauge.
OPERATION The Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) indicator gives an indication to the vehicle operator when the ETC system, or a circuit or component of the system is ineffective. The ETC indicator is controlled by a transistor on the instrument cluster circuit board based upon cluster programming and electronic messages received by the cluster from the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) (also known as the Engine Control Module/ECM) over the Controller Area Network (CAN) data bus.
The ETC indicator Light Emitting Diode (LED) is completely controlled by the instrument cluster logic circuit, and that logic will only allow this indicator to operate when the instrument cluster receives a battery current input on the fused ignition switch output (run-start) circuit. Therefore, the LED will always be OFF when the ignition switch is in any position except ON or START. The LED only illuminates when it is provided a path to ground by the instrument cluster transistor. The instrument cluster will turn ON the ETC indicator for the following reasons:
  1. Bulb Test- Each time the ignition switch is turned to the ON position the ETC indicator is illuminated for about three seconds, but no longer than 15 seconds. The entire bulb test is a function of the instrument cluster.
  2. ETC Indicator Lamp-On Message- Each time the cluster receives an electronic ETC indicator lamp-ON message from the PCM, the ETC indicator will be illuminated. The indicator can be flashed ON and OFF, or illuminated solid, as dictated by the PCM message. The indicator remains illuminated solid or continues to flash for about 12 seconds or until the cluster receives a lamp-OFF message from the PCM, whichever is longer. If the indicator is illuminated solid with the engine running the vehicle will usually remain drivable. If the indicator is flashing with the engine running the vehicle may require towing. A flashing indicator means the ETC system requires immediate service. The indicator will be extinguished when the ignition switch is turned to the OFF position.
  3. Actuator Test- Each time the cluster is put through the actuator test, the ETC indicator will be turned ON, then OFF again during the bulb check portion of the test to confirm the functionality of the LED and the cluster control circuitry. The actuator test illumination of the ETC indicator is a function of the PCM.
The PCM continually monitors the ETC system circuits and sensors to decide whether the system is in good operating condition. The PCM then sends the proper lamp-ON or lamp-OFF message to the ElectroMechanical Instrument Cluster (EMIC) (also known as the Cab Compartment Node/CCN). If the PCM sends a lamp-ON message after the bulb test, it indicates that the PCM has detected an ETC system malfunction or that the ETC system is ineffective. The PCM will store a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) for any malfunction it detects.
For proper diagnosis of the ETC system, the PCM, the EMIC, the CAN data bus or the electronic communication related to ETC indicator operation a diagnostic scan tool is required. Refer to the appropriate diagnostic information

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

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96 Grand am electrical problem


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I need a printable image of fuse block / 97 ford windstar


your owner manual sould have fuse chart. Some fuses/ekays in enine compartment. Some in car on left side of instrument panel

in car

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Fuse Amps Circuits Protected 1 10 Power Mirrors, Anti-Theft Warning Light, Diagnostic Connector 2 5 Generic Electronic Module, Start Interrupt Relay Coil 3 5 Radio Illumination, Remote Radio Illumination, Electronic Instrument Cluster, Electronic Instrument Cluster PRNDL Illumination, Electronic Instrument Cluster Switch Module, Analog Cluster Illumination, Instrument Illumination 4 — Not Used 5 — Not Used 6 15 Rear Quarter Windows (LH and RH) 7 15 High Mounted Stoplamp, Brake Shift Interlock 8 25 Subwoofer, JBL Amplifier 9 10 Park and Turn Lamps, Side Marker Lamps, License Lamps, Stop Lamps 10 2 High Beam Indicator Electronic Cluster 11 15 Park Lamps 12 10 Remote Radio, Auxiliary Warning Lamp Module, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Module, Anti-Theft Controller Module, Radio Illumination 13 15 Radio, CD Disc Changer 14 5 Electronic Chromatic Mirror, Analog Cluster Indicator Lamps, Air Bag Module 15 — Not Used 16 15 Horns, Horn Relay Coil 17 15 Fog Lamps 18 25 Front Wiper Motor, Front Washer Pump, Wiper/Washer Relays 19 10 Generic Electronic Module (Pin 57), Electronic Instrument Cluster 20 25 Integrated Relay Control Module, Ignition Coil 21 10 Air Bag Module, Rear Window Defrost Relay, A/C Clutch, Temp Blend Door Actuator, Brake Shift Interlock 22 20 Rear Cigar Lighter, Power Plug 23 15 Multi-Function Switch 24 20 Rear Wiper Motor, Rear Washer Pump 25 10 Turn Signal Lamps, Instrument Cluster Turn Indicator 26 15 LH Aero Headlamp, Left and Right Trailer Stop/Turn/Hazard 27 15 Hazard Warning Lamps, Instrument Cluster Turn Indicator 28 15 Instrument Panel Cigar Lighter 29 15 Battery Saver Relay, Interior Lamp Control Relay, Interior Lamps, RH and LH Keyhole Lamps 30 25 Backup Lamps, Electronic Cluster 31 10 Rear Air Suspension 32 15 RH Aero Headlamp, Trailer Park Lamps 33 15 Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Relay, Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Module, Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) Module 34 30 One Touch Relay, LH Window Motor 35 15 Anti-Theft Controller Module 36 30 A/C Mode Switch 37 20 Door Lock Actuators, Memory Door Lock Relay 38 15 Heated Mirrors (LH and RH) 39 30 Auxiliary Blower Motor, Ref. Valve Solenoid 40 30 Window Motor (RH) 41 5 Autolamp Relay Coils, Autolamp Sensor 42 — — 43 — — 44 — —

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