Dashboard Instrument cluster in my 1994 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas that shows odometer, speedometer, warning lights such as oil, fuel gauge, seatbelts warning lights, etc., do not work. Headlights work fine. Windows and doors also have problems, but Dashboard is essential. I do not know what speed I am doing or how much gas I have. Please help. Thanks.
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Re: Dashboard Instrument cluster does not work.
There are 2 large terminal plugs with the wiring for all the instruments that are plugged into the back of that panel. make sure they are snug and in place. You reach in and under but it may easier to "simply" remove the cluster. 4 screws hold it in place accessible form underneath and with a long phillips screwdriver and lighting.
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The obvious action to take would be to trace down the component that has failed/shorted/ etc and replace it/fix it so the light on the dash goes out properly. If you have done something like this already to no avail then you could try taking out the corresponding bulb in the instrument cluster itself. You may need to remove the cluster but the bulbs tend to come out pretty easily. I never recommend and am not currently recommending anyone ever take out any bulbs in the cluster as it can be misleading especially upon resale. But for daily driving purposes and convenience, ill throw that option on the table.. Hope this helps
Remove fasteners holding steering wheel column as outlined in Section 11-04 . Gently lower steering column.
Remove fasteners holding the instrument panel finish panel (044D70) and gently pry off.
Remove four instrument cluster retaining screws. (Do not remove screws from the instrument cluster main lens (10887) and instrument cluster mask (10890) ).
Slide the instrument cluster (10849) to the right of the instrument panel opening and unhook the instrument panel harness from the back of the instrument cluster .
Remove the instrument cluster from the instrument panel (04320) .
Federal law requires that the odometer in any replacement speedometer (17255) must register the same mileage as that registered in the removed speedometer . Since the speedometer mileage cannot be reset on this unit, affix odometer sticker to driver's door pillar and record original vehicle mileage. Removal
Disconnect battery ground cable (14301) .
Remove the instrument cluster (10849) as outlined.
Remove seven screws retaining the instrument cluster mask (10890) and instrument cluster main lens (10887) .
Remove speedometer assembly.
Position the speedometer assembly to the instrument cluster back plate (10848) and install.
Position the instrument cluster mask and instrument cluster main lens to the instrument cluster back plate and install the seven retaining screws.
Install the instrument cluster as outlined.
Connect battery ground cable and check the operation of the speedometer .