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Old 03-21-2006, 11:51 PM   #1
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Hi! New to this forum. I have a 1995 Bonneville but have no book.

Bulb on console was not working, I removed 2 screws on ashtray, removed stick shift handle, lifted the console and started working on the bulb. Bulb could not be fixed because the wires had severed so it needs to be replaced, so I just cut the two wires and taped it making sure it would not touch steel. Closed console. Nothing works now. Systems check, tach, and gauges don't work. Car runs fine. Why is this happening?
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Bulb could not be fixed because the wires had severed so it needs to be replaced, so I just cut the two wires and taped it making sure it would not touch steel. Systems check, tach, and gauges don't work.
I'm at a loss. If the wiring to the bulb was severed then you cut the wires, that effectively doesn't change the condition. Maybe broken ground? Need to establish a link between those instruments that are inoperable and that bulb in console. A 92-99 GH with fsm will probably chime in shortly.
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My bet is you popped a fuse somewhere while you were working in the console.
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Called my local GM dealer this morning and talked with the mechanic. He said that it could be a fuse or cluster. What is a cluster?

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The cluster is the entire array of gauges and warning lights.

Check your fuses.
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Where would I find this cluster?

BTW, anybody know where I can call to order an owner'* manual?

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You're looking at the cluster when you check your speedometer or other gauges. The GAUGE cluster. You don't want to change that. Nor is it likely to be the problem.
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Most likely the problem is a fuse. Under the driverside of the dash is a little cover for most of the fuses. Please remove the cover and look at it fo the fuse.
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Problem fixed! It was the 15A fuse 1d IGN(run/crnk) chime clstr. Systems checks and gauges work now, everything on the dash is working.

Thanks for your help and quick replies.

This is my 3rd Bonneville and the only one I had trouble fixing, because I don't have the book. LOL

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This is my 3rd Bonneville and the only one I had trouble fixing, because I don't have the book. LOL
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Yes, you do have a book, it'* called Bonneville Club. Glad you got the Instrument Cluster problem resolved. Now what about the console lamp?
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