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Old 06-03-2006, 10:40 PM   #1
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92' SSEi My dashboard gauges, ie; Temp, Oil, Boost, Gas, and the In-Dash display are all dead. Sometimes they jump when gas pedal is applied but the second I stop accelerating they all drop dead. Any Ideas? Thanx
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remove your cluster as per the directions in techinfo and clean your Ground Buss on both sides of the passeger and the drivers foot well Underneath the carpet
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Took out the dash, gutted the clusters, all looks good, although I'm not an expert at spotting electrical problems. I screwed everything back and pluggde the two main wiring harnesses back into the dash and turned the key.....NOTHING!! Since I have everything ripped apart I would like to finish this myself. What now?? lol
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Hmmmm.

Try dropping the battery (not literally) but disconnect the negative. Funny story, in my 92 Ford one day the speedometer stopped working and along with with trans. I would shift, but like it had one hella shift kit in it. I could not figure out what the f*** was the matter with it. So I disconnected the battery for some reason; I don't remember why. It sat disconnected for 5-15 mins and then it was back to normal. It did it me few day after that and I did the same thing and it went back to normal. Have not had a problem with it since. Just a thought
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I had the Neg. off the entire time while taking out the dash, RATS!!
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Fuse good. I wanna say it like 5-10 amp fuse?
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The fuse under the dash? yeah it'* good. I see alittle build up on the circuit board where ther cluster pins fit into it. What can I use to clean those tiny holes in the circuit boards?
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The fuse under the dash? yeah it'* good. I see alittle build up on the circuit board where ther cluster pins fit into it. What can I use to clean those tiny holes in the circuit boards?
IMO (In My Opinion) I would use compressed air. However if you don't have access to that, get a straw and and do it that way. Try to avoid spitting

Or alchol and a qtip. I cannot spell (Michigan school!) sorry.

Are you working on the car right now?
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I have one of the boards right here in front of me. I tried a tooth pick and then a push pin to scrap off the yellow crap, but it seems to really want to stay on there. Ideally i would like to get some liquid on there to soften it up
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you mean rubbing alcohol or shall I throw some whiskey on there? LOL
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