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Old 12-07-2005, 12:45 AM   #1
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I have been having this problem for a while and I'm beginning to think it has to do with the dash itself. The green LCD display that shows my car and any warnings will sometimes go out, just black, then will go back on after a while. Most of the time it stays on and is fine but obviously there is a loose connection somewhere. Over the summer i pulled the cluster out and made sure all the connections to the cluster were ok. It looks like someones been back there before so I'm sure this problems been around for a while. Any help on what it could be or if the LCD is easily replaced would be a big help. thanks
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take your cluster out and clean the connections
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Pat...he already tried that.

The unit can be replaced. However you would want to get a used one as the price is probably high on a new one. At the same time you would want to make sure that was your problem before going htrough all that work. I'm not sure how you could test and determine that the information center was the actual problem.
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bill, by unit do you mean the information center alone? or the whole cluster? Also, maybe i will just take it out again when I get a chance and clean it. What should I use to clean it? a wire brush? thanks.
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I was speaking about the DIC unit seperately.

Wire brush? We are talking about a sensitive electronic printed circuit board connection.

Use electronics cleaner suited for circuit boards and or dielectric grease.
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bill iwouldnt use the wire brush on the circuit board, only the pins in the back where the cluster connects to the wire harness. I do have electronics cleaner tho and over winter break from school I may take the cluster out again. Thanks
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or send it in mine is going in as soon as i can send it out
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The wire brush may work in the short term, however in dealing with pinball circuitry I've learned a geat deal. The brush would long term do more damage then good. Short term it would clean the connector, only to have issues futher down the line.
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