Originally Posted by lizzardjoe
ok i bought the car from a lot engine had been upgraded and the tranny has a cooler in it runs perfect the entire dash will not power up nothing works on it not even the HUD
Okay, break it down for us here: tell us if each of the following works or not:
-- Other gauges: Temp, Pressure, Volts or Boost
-- Warning lights (ABS, Brake, etc.)
-- Driver Information Center
-- Backlighting of the gauges when lights are on
the soundsystem dosent work either
What unit is in there right now? Does it even look like it'* getting power? If it'* stone dead, it'* more likely that there'* no power to it, not that it'* busted, because most units nowadays use two or three separate power feeds for different purposes, and even if one power feed dies, the unit will show some signs of life. Are there any speakers? Any audible noise at all, even if it'* just a pop when you turn the unit on?
Define "shot" for us here: Is it an electronic unit or three *****? If electronic, does the display light up, and is the temperature display blinking? Do you have heat but no A/C? Does air come out the dash vents at any time, or only at the floor or defroster regardless of what setting you want? Does the blower work?
i have helped my dad restore 3 GTOs so im still a newbie im not to proud to ask for help
Sounds good. If you can give us details, we stand a chance of recognizing the problem. Granted, the car'* got a lot of them right now, but if you start with the basics, like making sure all the fuses are good (and you've gotta check both under the dash and under the hood on the firewall), we can narrow down whether some component really is bad, or it'* only dead because it'* not getting any power.