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#1 Old 06-13-2015
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instrument cluster backlights

my instrument cluster illumination doesn,t work..started with one side out,but a whack on the console cured that,then the other side went,another whack and all was well.then they both went,whacks didn,t work so started to investigate. cluster out,checked bulbs,both ok,replaced anyway (just in case)still nothing,checked fuse...ok nipped up contacts anyway.still nothing. cluster out again,checked bulb holders,in case contacts wern,t tight (thought whacks on dash might indicate loose contacts)...still no joy. not an electrician so out of ideas
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Sounds like the cluster connectors are not seated properly. Especially the LH one as it really has to seat properly with the grey lock tab in the fully open (down) position. Had a similar issue & also affects the fuel gauge. As far as i was concerned it was seated. Then after a bit more playing as there's not much room, everything worked
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still no joy....does this mean a new instrument cluster??????????
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No, it means you need to change the lights in the cluster.


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already did that!
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I'm selling a set right now on Ebay

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how much for a quick sale?
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Someone just bid on em, was it you?
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how u wanna do this?
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You can paypal me to: [email protected] & i will remove em from sale.
Send it as a gift & then we can sort posting to you.
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Got it ta, pm me your address & i'll get em in post tomoz
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sorted ta muchley.....fingers crossed now
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well, fitted the new cluster today...........still no backlights where does someone with limited electrical knowledge go from here?????????
on the positive side,car showing less mileage now
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Damn? So is it just the idiot lights now working? Or backlights, or the LCD display, or everything?
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everything works,warning lights,guages,clock,odo.temp, just no back lights
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Sounds like a pin damage fault on one of the plugs? Have a good look at em both & see if anything looks amiss?
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