Instrument Panel Problems
staffordva Member Posts: 1
My 1997 bravada will turn over but there are no instrument cluster readings. After jiggling every electrical connection under the hood, eventually instrument cluster activates (or relay warms up?) and engine fires right up. any suggestions ?
Can anyone provide some input as to what else to look for?
just for the randy hell of it, what year and model ford ya got, because there are boarders with manuals out there....
(the eternal optimist).
Do you use a relay on dinky instrument lights?
but if that doesn't do it, you're back to slogging along with test lights.
based on the history, I'd change the thing out and not look back.
glad you have your fix... but I'd consider it a temporary fix, and change the switch.
if that doesn't do it, or if you see some really colored connector fingers instead of metal-looking, scrape 'em down with a penknife, then repeat 1st paragraph.
if the gauge is stuck between H and C and doesn't move, it could be a dead gauge or a dead function out of the engine control computer.
I don't like the sound of this. there MIGHT be some hope... a blown ground wire or a dead fuse.
A component in the gearbox has failed and the currant owner has been quoted £400 plus for the remedial work.
Is there an alternative method to measure speed with accuracy, without huge cost.
Someone suggested fitting a Tachometer (Rev counter). Any suggestions?
If your car has a sunroof, the front sunroof drain could also be plugged. If you open the roof, you can see these drain holes.
Either of these conditions could cause a wet floor when it rains. The fresh air cowl drains could conceivably affect the dash lights in some way but I don't think the plugged drain in the sunroof could.
anyone have any idea on what this might be, and how to get it fixxed asap.. (its like -30 outside, i havent been able to drive fora few days now.. )
I replaced the headlamp (light) switch, and checked all of my fuses. I don't know what to do and I don't want to take it in if it is possibly something that is an easy fix. Can anyone help me out?
Does anyone know of a product that can fill in scratches in plastic to make them less noticable? I recall seeing something on TV designed to repair glasses lenses, but hpe there is something that would work on IP plastic.
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I bet there is a specific product out there, probably in the Electronics industry rather than automotive.
You might even cruise a few aircraft maintenance sites.
Also have tried from the front. any ideas.
also, the tracion controll seems to not work either. could it be that all i have to do is replace the module (information cluster above the radio)?
had a 90 ranger, cousin to your mazda, and on that series of truck, I had to pull the shifter to low, remove three or four cowling screws, and the center and left air outlets, as well as two screws under the dash. now the dash forward molding on the drivers side would sorta lift out, then up, and then up-and-out to be put in the passenger seat. take the speedometer cable off the back of the dash and pull the two wiring harness connectors, take five bolts out of the front of the speedometer area, and lift the speedo/gauge section out. put it face down on a towel, and replace something like 19 wedge bulbs with new ones, so I wouldn't have to do it again. rinse and repeat to put it back together.
you also have a different design, so these rules don't apply.
that's how it's done, and so now you'll understand why it's closer to $500 than to $300 to replace dash bulbs at the dealers. for somebody who does it several times a week or month, this is probably a couple hours work.
considering the airbag is like two sticks of dynamite right in front of your nose, do you want to do this yourself?