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Old 07-20-2005, 10:06 PM   #11
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that is exactly how I found the epliptic gauge solution. I had heard a few members swapping parts and gave it a try. Certain years may not be swappable, but I believe 92-95 and 97-99 are possible as long as you stay in those year groupings. For example putting a 98 into a 99 or 92 into 95. But not 92 into 97
have u tried 92-95 swapping???
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that is exactly how I found the epliptic gauge solution. I had heard a few members swapping parts and gave it a try. Certain years may not be swappable, but I believe 92-95 and 97-99 are possible as long as you stay in those year groupings. For example putting a 98 into a 99 or 92 into 95. But not 92 into 97
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The small board in my 95 is from a 93. So in a sense...92-93...probably no difference..yes.. they are swappable. I wouldn't swap parts from 92-95 into anything over a 95 though.
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that is exactly how I found the epliptic gauge solution. I had heard a few members swapping parts and gave it a try. Certain years may not be swappable, but I believe 92-95 and 97-99 are possible as long as you stay in those year groupings. For example putting a 98 into a 99 or 92 into 95. But not 92 into 97
have u tried 92-95 swapping???
The small board in my 95 is from a 93. So in a sense...92-93...probably no difference..yes.. they are swappable. I wouldn't swap parts from 92-95 into anything over a 95 though.
thanks a lot bill
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Which parts you swapping out Kenn?
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just an update but so far the cluster is doing great! previously i could not go maybe 15 miles before the previous '94 cluster would lose power. i've driven it about 150 miles now and it'* working perfect. also, the '94 cluster would typically lose power once it started getting cooler outside (like when it would get dark out) and that was not the case the last two nights. i haven't had one problem at all. everything (except boost gauge of course) works perfectly. the compass isn't auto-calibrating anymore, but it still works fine and is accurate.

so apparantly, the '94 cluster i was using had a problem somewhere other than the main circuit board. however, the main circuit board in the '93 cluster was definately bad. sooo...the '93 cluster with the main circuit board from the '94 cluster solved my problems and my mileage is correct to boot!

what a relief!!!

btw, i found it pretty easy to get the cluster out without lowering the steering column. lowering it a little does make it easier but certainly not needed.

thanks again
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I have had my cluster out probably 10 times and never lowered the column. I agree you can get it out pretty easily without lowering. As well the black screws on the pcb don't need to come out for any reason.
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my problem came back tonight

my only fix will involve trading this car in ASAP. i have never owned a car i've hated as much as this Bonneville
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Electronic gremlins can kill.
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another old post i'm bringing up

i fixed the intermittent DIC/cluster issue. it turned out to be a VERY corroded/dirty postitve terminal on the battery. the negative terminal on the battery looked clean though. when i unscrewed the postive terminal it was practically covered in greasy crap! i can't believe the car was even able to start with such a dirty connection. after awhile my brother told me the DIC quit working completely. after i put the new battery in and cleaned the heck out of the connections with Brakleen and a wire brush the DIC is now working and working ALL of the time

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