I followed acg_ssei'* write up in tech info, took it all apart, played around with all of the plugs and what not and now, hurray it works!
It wasn't working at all today to begin with. The hardest part was removing 50 million screws from the back of the cluster.
Well Worth my time, the lights are even brighter now.
Figured I would toss in some pictures I took of the process.
1. Frame removed off of dash
2.Trim removed from gage cluster
3. Bolts used to drop steering wheel column, i removed mine compleatly and let it drop down.
4. Steering Column dropped, cluster tilted rearward, so the two plug connectors can be removed
5. Bolts on top of cluster to be removed
6. Rear of cluster
I took no pictures of the unit apart...I don't know why either.
There is quite a few screws to remove, but it was not to hard. I un plugged the ribbon connector that connects to the DIC, This cleaned the contacts well enough that it now opertates well. I also wiped off all the bulbs, then used PlastX on the inner side and outter side of the clear lense, looks PERFECT now!
Messin around with a flash light
Rear steer light:
And un-used hazard light?
Put back Together and Working
Note: Burnt Tail lamp, low fuel, and open door!
Thats a bit more yellow than I would like to see!
Damien-they don't make them like this anymore
97 SSEi. 3.2mps,msd,optima,1.9 YTs,245 RE750s,SLP Headers,custom ported SC inlet/outlet, 180 deg, INTENSE pcm,42.5#injectors,255lph pump,custom soilid motor mount, 3.0 mps(maybe), and the nut behind the wheel.