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Old 01-11-2004, 07:09 PM   #21
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please keep me updated, mine still flickers but now all of my gauges work right, i think the wires are just a little loose, because it was a real pain to plug that harness back in and im not sure i got it all of the way in there
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Did you unplug and plug back in the internal wiring harnesses (inside the instrument cluster)?
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OH GREAT now there is one on the inside too! l no i havent tried that one too, what does it look like?
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That'* what causes the flickering compass and driver information displays. The connections become slightly dirty inside the cluster. That'* why you have to unplug them and plug them back in several times.
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thanx for the help but that is gunna have to wait. maybe summer, we'll see
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OH GREAT now there is one on the inside too! l no i havent tried that one too, what does it look like?
There are two general areas to check on: (1) the two large multi-pin plugs going in to the back of the cluster, and (2) the interconnections between the different circuit boards within the cluster. You probably got the two large multi-pin plugs back in all right, but you may have left the ribbon connections between the circuit boards untouched. Separating them and putting them back together again will scrape the oxidation from the pins and give you clean connections.

So yes, you probably need to go in there again in the summer and do a little more disassembly and reassembly this time. OTOH, I found in my case that I only had flickering displays in really cold weather, not warm weather, but YMMV...
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ITS FINALLY FIXED i think, i went in there and messed with the internal dic connection some more, then i used some rubbing alchohol on the big connections on the ouside. When i went out to plug it in i shook it around a little bit and it still worked, no flickering at all, ill have to wait until i get my liscence back and drive it around a little to find out for sure
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So you took the cluster apart this time?
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yeah i took it apart and scraped some of the connections clean
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yeah i took it apart and scraped some of the connections clean
Kewl. So, driven it at night yet? Way cool when the gauge cluster is all nice and clean again, isn't it?
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