Disconnect the negative battery cable. Adjust the steering wheel height to the lowest position. Remove the dash trim piece that is located to the left of the headlight switch. All the dash trim pieces easily pry out with a flat bladed screwdriver unless noted otherwise. For my Jetta this piece was the airbag warning light and the wiring harness needed to be unplugged. Other vehicles may only have a simple trim piece (airbag light would be located in the gauge cluster). To remove the headlight switch, press in and hold the tab on the left side and then pull the switch out. The wiring harness attached to it may be short so the switch will only come out an inch or two. Reach behind the switch and press on the outside tab locks on the wiring harness plug and remove the plug from the switch. Remove the dash trim piece located at the lower right side of the gauge cluster, just below the left center vent. Now the two retaining screws that hold the gauge trim can be removed. Now the gauge trim can be pulled towards you, then tilted up and removed. Remove the two retaining screws that secure the gauge cluster. Tilt the gauge cluster top towards you and down, then pull towards you a couple of inches to pop the lower half free from the lower retaining clips. Lower the top of the cluster downward as far as you can so your hand can fit behind the cluster. There are two wiring harness plugs that need to be removed. The white one is nearest the top of the cluster and is the one you remove first. Squeeze the finger-grip tab on the top and the other one on the bottom of the plug -- it should then pull straight out. Below that is a red plug and it's removed the same way. The gauge cluster can now be wiggled out of its cavity. data and images originally from Toby Erkson, transcribed by Walter P. http://www.icbm.org/erkson/personal/mycars/ri_gauge_faces/index.htm
i found a tsb and it talks about coolant backing through the wireing harness says to remove blue cover and check for it
By removing the sprinkler first!
how do i reset the sensor on the instrument cluster on a 1984 corvett?
It's fortunately not too hard. 1) Adjust the steering wheel all the way out and down 2) Lift vertically the U-shaped molding covering the accordion molding behind the steering wheel 3) Unscrew the two screws holding in the instrument cluster. 4) Pull the instrument cluster straight toward you 5) Carefully disconnect the harnesses in the back of the instrument cluster 6) Remove instrument cluster 7) Swap out the bulb (its not a standard T5 wedge bulb, you have to get them from the dealer) 8) Re-assemble
96 VW jetta the engine rotatas but will not start
Tilt steering wheel all the way down. Pop out Cruise main switch bezel and unplug, remove screw behind the switch. Pop out rear window defroster switch and unplug, remove screw behind the switch. Remove center console. Two screws under cover at the bottom of the console pocket, remove. Pop out drink holder and remove single screw hidden by drink holder. Remove console. Pop out ashtray and remove the screw behind it, remove two screws behind gear shift. Remove radio, (remove two 8mm silver screws below radio and storage pocket. Remove two screws under the HVAC controls, above radio location. Remove two screws above instrument cluster. The bezel surrounding the instrument cluster can be moved out of the way. The HVAC controls will still be connected, so you cannot remove the bezel entirely. Remove four screws holding cluster, unplug the three wiring connectors, and gently remove cluster. You have to roll the cluster forward to unplug the connectors, continue rolling it forward and it will slide to the left over the turn signal handle.
To reset the dash cluster in a '96 Pontiac Grand Am remove both battery cables for 30 seconds. Wait for the theft lock icon to disappear then turn the car back on. The dash cluster should reset.
96 jetta timing marks
see the answer for how do you replace heater core 96 jetta its the same good luck and god speed
If it is anything like the older versions IE 95, 96 neons, you may have cold solders on the back of the instrument cluster where the connections are made. To fix what you do is remove the instrument cluster (pop the cover and unscrew the cluster) put it on a bench face down you will need to unscrew the printed circuit board off of the instrument cluster, and take a soldering iron and heat the solders opposite the connectors until they melt than let them cool and reinstall it back in the vehicle. This should solve your problem it did mine on a 95 & 96 neons. There is a good description of where to solder the board on this page,type it in and see: http://www.neons.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=18
Yes, but it's not a fun swap.
In my 96 you have to pull the instrument cluster out and get to them from the back. I have done this many times on my '96: * disconnect the battery. * Remove the headlight knob. This is done by pusing on a key tab with a small screwdriver. The key is located in the shaft of the knob. It is fairly obvious to see, as a slot is cut to get to it. IIRC you push it twards the dash. * Remove the dash panel. On my 96 there are two long narrow plastic covers on either side of the column. Pry them out with a screwdriver to reveal the mounting screws. Remove the screws and the resto of the dash should snap out. * Remove the instrument cluster itself. There are 4 screws around the perimiter on my 96 that holds it in place. * To replace bulbs you shouldn't have to disconnect the wiring harnesses. On the back you will see a number of black caps. These are the light bases. They hold in place with bayonnet fittings. Twist them and they should come out with the bulb. * Replace the instrument cluster. Temporarily reconnect anything electrical you disconnected to remove the dash (fuel tank selector switch) amd reconnect the battery. Put the key in run and make sure all the lights and gauges still work. * If all the lights and gauges still work, replace the dash face. * Replace the headlight knob ny pushing it back onto the shaft.
on my 97 jetta (same model) just open the trunk with your key and then close it
Under the back seat.
On a 92-96 Ford F series it is located to the right of the headlight switch, too the left of the instrument cluster.
it should be under the center console.
Top of the transmission...
ive seen a bad radio install usually the wire that controls the ligh panel on radio is hooked up wrong or yhe diime wire is grounded near radio. also a bad printed circuit on back of instrument cluster has a short. one way to test is remove cluster turn on lights and see if fuse blows if it blows cluster if not check das illuminatio like ash tray light and switches that are controled with diimmer switch.. g
Yes the 96 GL comes standard with AC.
No. The cluster is not interchangeable for these two years. 93-96 will interchange and then 97-98 will intercahnge.