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Old 04-25-2007, 08:27 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

This is my first post on this site, and I'm hoping you guys can assist me. I've read over the forums a bit, but I didn't see anything that quite described my problems.

Sometimes when I start my car, there will be no dash lights, I.E. Compass doesn't show, and nor does my car lamp. Sometimes when I restart it, they show up perfectly, sometimes not.
Sometimes it will start up fine and down the road it will go out.

Another issue and a more important issue would have to be my oil, temp, gas and boost indications. Most of the time when I start my car, they work perfectly, 10 to 20 miles down the road, they will go berserk. I restart the car and she works fine, a few minutes later the same thing.

Also, my trip resets it'* self. I'm puzzled, I've spent about $1,000 or so in the last week fixing her up, and now she'* doing this! :(

Thanks for your time, Todd.
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Remove the dash cluster, clean the connections, put in some dielectric grease, and put it back together. Cheap fix for wacky gauges.
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Electrical goes in Electrical.
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you gotta do some spring cleaning behind the gauges the connections seem to need it at the cars older age. my 92 did in 2003.

been there, done that...works like new.
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Sorry for posting in the wrong forum.

Thanks for the advice, it'* raining here, going to be rain for the next few days, so as soon as it drys, I'll try it.

But what about my Car Lamp sensor? Will that fix that too? When I'm driving it will just shut off, and or just restart. It also sets my trip back to 0. :(

And does anyone have any pictures of what I should be cleaning looks like? I'm sure it'* self explanatory, but if anyone has any pictures of it, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thanks for all of your help.
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Here is a link to the cluster removal and cleaning procedure in Techinfo.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e=article&k=93
That should get you started/possibly fix your issues.

If not..holler back and we'll aim you toward ground buss connections.
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Took it apart, cleaned it real good, nothing. I even checked them grounds on the floor, they looked fine. Any other ideas? :/

Just checked and redid all of the wires to the battery. I'm out of ideas! :(


Thanks for your time,
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If cleaning the connections in instrument panel cluster didn't solve the problem, there are probably some bad solder connections. Touch up around on the between board connections, as well as any connections that are holding heavy parts to the board. As he cluster loses power, it will reset the trip odometer.
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I looked for bad solder connections, I didn't see any. Just because I didn't see any, could that still mean that they're possibly there? I've also noticed if I hit my fuse box the lights will flicker, could there be a short in the wire some where? And if so, what'* the best way to determine the wire, and what'* the best / fastest way to fix it.


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