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Old 07-01-2005, 10:27 PM   #11
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Let me give you some advice on that removal. Don't drop the steering column. If you wiggle the cluster right it'll come right out w/out touching anything. Also leave the black screws in..they are only support for the connectors to circuit board. Do not do anything in or out. Why take the extra time.

You checked the ground at the maxifuse center?
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Let me give you some advice on that removal. Don't drop the steering column. If you wiggle the cluster right it'll come right out w/out touching anything. Also leave the black screws in..they are only support for the connectors to circuit board. Do not do anything in or out. Why take the extra time.

You checked the ground at the maxifuse center?
yea i checked that 2 i think i will leave this project for bonniefest mod day
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Sorry? YOU SHOULD BE!! GOD DAMMIT!! kidding, kidding.

Mine lists to check grounds, then replace DIC Module, then cluster. What great resource the FSM is.. There are also grounds throughout the car, aren't there. Like the two on the fenders? I really can't remember all the grounding circuits.. but there are more than just the battery cables.


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Justin, regarding your earlier advice to turn the ignition on and off.....this isn't a computer Kenn is talking about, it'* a car. Try to give well-reasoned advice.

Secondly, your DIC, cluster, and FSM are totally different. Try to keep in mind there are some major differences.



Kenn, that Techinfo article should help you, assuming it'* a contact problem. Let us know how it goes, and don't expect PCM codes.
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Sorry? YOU SHOULD BE!! GOD DAMMIT!! kidding, kidding.

Mine lists to check grounds, then replace DIC Module, then cluster. What great resource the FSM is.. There are also grounds throughout the car, aren't there. Like the two on the fenders? I really can't remember all the grounding circuits.. but there are more than just the battery cables.


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Justin, regarding your earlier advice to turn the ignition on and off.....this isn't a computer Kenn is talking about, it'* a car. Try to give well-reasoned advice.

Secondly, your DIC, cluster, and FSM are totally different. Try to keep in mind there are some major differences.



Kenn, that Techinfo article should help you, assuming it'* a contact problem. Let us know how it goes, and don't expect PCM codes.
thanks alot and i know u had to read the thread after seeing the title
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The DIC Module is somewhat like a computer. I've had some weird 'hiccups' that go away with ignition turning off and on a few times. My head unit has that issue. Takes a few times, but eventually it comes back to life.

I know they are totally different, but you would think that some stuff would be similar? Excuse me for attempting to help, man. I've only had my dash off twice to fix DIC/Compass related issues.


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The DIC Module is somewhat like a computer. I've had some weird 'hiccups' that go away with ignition turning off and on a few times. My head unit has that issue. Takes a few times, but eventually it comes back to life.

I know they are totally different, but you would think that some stuff would be similar? Excuse me for attempting to help, man. I've only had my dash off twice to fix DIC/Compass related issues.


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Justin, turning the ignition on and off never fixed anything. And I'm not being mean, but your car (and it'* current condition) aren't an example to compare to other cars. Kenn has a specific problem, and the proper troubleshooting steps need to be taken to fix it.
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Kenn, my DIC looks like yours about half the time, and i've just learned to live with it. If you take the dash off, let me know how it goes and i might follow your footsteps. I know my problem is a contact problem because every once in awhile i can hit the dash and make it come on.
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JDB, follow the directions in Techinfo. Carefully disassembly the dash cluster layer by layer, and reassemble.
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Oh guys...someone took a picture and has advice. 1. No need to drop steering column if you can wiggle cluster into the correct position, it'll come right out. 2. Don't take out the black screws...they don't do anything but hold the connectors on the circuit board for the wire harness you already unplugged.

Here'* the inside. It is sooooo easy!
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Kenn, my DIC looks like yours about half the time, and i've just learned to live with it. If you take the dash off, let me know how it goes and i might follow your footsteps. I know my problem is a contact problem because every once in awhile i can hit the dash and make it come on.
that what i do 2 ii just hit it but should my gauges be off 2?????
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