remove instrument cluster and clean plug at rear of cluster and other plug in dash, common problem - dirty plug causes no cluster activity and or goofy stuff
You'll need to remove the instrument cluster. First, remove the radio/climate control panel and the lower dash panel. Then you need to pry out the headlight switch, undo some screws that hold the upper dash trim panel, and remove it. This will give access to the four screws that hold the cluster in. Carefully reach behind and undo the two plugs into the rear of the cluster. Remove the cluster and put it down carefully on a clean towel. The bulbs are mounted in twist-to-remove sockets which you can only access from the back of the cluster.
You will have to remove the instrument cluster to gain access. Clean the cable very good and then lubricate it with white grease.
check the instrument cluster connection in back .. i got one and they would work sometimes then shut off .. i hit the dash cluster and they came on .. hense a bad connection at back plug on instrument cluster .. it runs through the plug at back of instrument cluster. sometimes the connection gets dirty doesnt make good contact. clean them up . fix is to take the instrument cluster out and clean up the connections in back.
The potentiometer is one of the two pegs that stick through the clear plastic on your instrument cluster. If twisting the peg doesn't bring the lights on, then remove the instrument cluster from the dash and take the potentiometer off. You can either replace it, or try to open it and clean the contact points (I've done this on many occasions).
This works for 2002 roadster you need SPECIAL star ended Allen keys. Sorry, cant remember exactly what they are called. Not very expensive (TROX ?).You can remove the glass fronted instrument cluster by using the special headed Allen key to remove the 2 TOP screws which are under the curve of the cluster mount. There are two sunken rings which these screws came out of. If you can GENTLY hook something through these ,the glass instrument cluster can be pulled out of the surround. I also used a CLEAN rubber sink plunger to grip the curved glass & help pull forward. The cluster will slip past the steering wheel if you disengage the wiring loom clips. you have to depress the catch behind the SWIVEL to release it back, then it will pull free.
Remove the node from the existing cluster.Do a "cluster leave" on the node you want to remove from the cluster.In iManager go to cluster options and delete the cluster server object that represents the node you wish to remove.Clean up the old configurationFind out your current version of novell-cluster-services with"rpm -q novell-cluster-services" Make sure you know this version when it comes to reinstalling.Remove the novell-cluster-services rpm ie. (rpm -e novell-cluster-services-22.214.171.1246-2)Delete all files in /etc/opt/novell/ncsDelete the /etc/sysconfig/NCS file
I changed the bulbs on the instrument panel of my 97 corolla XL 1300 Using a Philips screwdriver, remove 2 screws located below the upper instrument cluster cover. Carefully pry off the instrument cluster cover as there are retaining clips attached to it. You don't need to remove the steering wheel, just slide the cover sideways to take it out. You then have to remove the screws at each corner of the exposed instrument cluster. Slightly pull off the cluster and remove the wire connectors at the back of the panel. Mine have three of them and has no speedometer cable, its electronic. Just be patient and careful in removing and reinserting the wire connectors. There is a portion on the connector that you have to depress to lift it off. Take out the cluster and replace the bulbs. You can replace them with brighter LED bulbs if you want to. You might as well clean the inside of the cluster. Take it apart by unhooking the plastic retainer clips. I used cotton balls slightly dipped in isoprophyl alcohol to clean the panel including the odometers to make it more visible. I was only able to clean a portion of the odometer since i did not figured out how to dismantle the whole thing. Reassemble the cluster and connect the wires. You can hear a click after reinserting it as an indication that is has fully seated. Switch on the ignition and lights to check the indicators, gauges and panel lights. take out the car for a spin to check if the speedo is working before tightening the panel screws and reinstalling the cluster cover.
Remove the intake manifold retaining bolts on your 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. The manifold will come off. Remove the manifold gasket and clean the surface. Put the new manifold gasket on and reverse the process.
The connection in the back of the dash cluster has either come lose or has some corrosion on it. Pull the cluster out and clean the connection and put it back together.AnswerIts simple!!!There is a faulty connection between the gauges panel an a module ( The MIC 4).Remove the panel, clan the electric contacts on the back of the gauges panel and everything will work again.I have done it two times...
If your dash lights aren't coming on, but everything else does, then it's the Potentiometer. Take out the instrument cluster and remove the potentiometer. You can simply clean all of the contact points or replace it with a new part (see Performanceproducts.com for parts).
It is not hard if you have the proper tools. Drain the radiator and remove the upper hose at the engine. Remove the thermostat housing and install the thermostat. Clean the surfaces and install the new thermostat.
There's a product made by Maguire's called Plastix that will remove any scratches on the instrument panel lenses. I use it on my 03 Limited 4runner, including the headlight and tailight lenses. Cheers,
How you clean an instrument isn't pretty hard. It is just different how you clean it. Flute: you meed to use a chemical liquid water to clean the inside of the flute only the mouth part.
There are three things that you could do for this. Take off the top dash piece. It is all one piece just start from one side and work you're way to the other until all the clips are popped up. Then just pull it out. From there remove the two Allen screws on top of the instrument cluster. There are also four screws that need to be removed. Once all that is done slowly and gently pull the instrument cluster towards you. Now 1. Clean out the connectors on the car and the cluster. 2. If you look on the back of the cluster yolu'll see a circuit board. Take a soldering iron and touch each silver dob until it melts. That is all that is necessary for the soldering iron. 3. Go to a junkyard and pull a used cluster from a car the same year as yours.
Drain the radiator. Remove the upper radiator hose at the engine. Remove the bolts holding the thermostat housing. Remove the housing and the thermostat. Clean both surfaces and install the thermostat and gasket. Install the housing,bolts,the hose and refill the radiator.
Drain the radiator into a suitable container. At the end of the upper radiator hose on the engine is the thermostat housing. Remove the 2 bolts and remove the housing. Remove the thermostat and clean both surfaces. Install the new thermostat and the housing. Service the radiator as needed.
wiring to the instrument cluster is faulty. Doors will not lock when gauge cluster is disconnected because they share the circuit. Take out gauges and clean/dialectric grease connections...problem should go away
Turn off the engine and open the PT Cruiser's hood. Use the socket wrench to remove the negative terminal from the battery. The battery is found under the air filter in the engine compartment.Remove the pillar trim from both sides of the dashboard by disengaging the tabs bottom and top tabs on both pillars. Try to use your fingernails instead of a tool as tools can scratch the dashboard trim.Remove the center bezel by pulling it off. Remove the heat/AC unit, the fan and the radio by disconnecting the electrical connectors from the rear of each device and disengaging the locking tabs.Remove the two screws on the dashboard cover. There is one on the far left side of the cover and one on the far right. Remove the cover by prying it off the vehicle. Start at the right side and pry up on it, working your way around the edge of the cover.Remove the five screws surrounding the plastic housing on the steering wheel. This will loosen the plastic housing. Remove the steering wheel housing and pull down on the knee bolster before the steering wheel. This will reveal two screws for the lower left dash cover. Remove the screws.Pull the instrument bezel out of the vehicle to reveal the instrument cluster. This is where the bulbs are located. Remove the four screws from the cluster and disconnect the electrical connector at the back of the cluster.Turn the cluster around and pull out all six bulbs. Use a clean cloth to install the replacement bulbs. Place the instrument cluster back into the vehicle and reconnect the electrical connector. Test the lights. If they are all functioning, reassemble the dashboard in reverse order. Reconnect the negative terminal to the battery and close the hood.quoted from ehow.
You can simply clean the silver and keep it stored to prevent it from tarnishing. If you need to clean it, you can create a simple baking soda and water mix which is available at most stores and does a very good job of removing tarnish from brass instruments.
you can go to auto parts store to buy a tool to remove snap ring behind handle or you can put a clean rag in back of handle slide back and forth the rag should catch ring and pop it off! GOOD LUCK!
po405---egr flow sensor low input-- this basicly means that the egr or connections to it need attention. remove and clean egr to get carbon build up out of it. also make sure it is clean at motor side where it mounts to engine, if no carbon replace egr valve.
The check engine light is for notifying you that you have a component failure. It is to alert you to check the codes with a OBDII reader. You could have more than failure of your Traction control, which is also your ABS controller. The failure of the ABS/Traction controller is a fairly common occurrence in Catera. You will have to remove the controller and replace it. These controllers are VERY expensive new, running around the $600 price range. You can get rebuilt units off of Ebay for under $250 and used ones for around $150 or less. As for the speedo/odometer not working they are electronically controlled at the transmission and the signal is sent to the instrument cluster. This cluster has a plug behind it that is mounted into metal and the contacts are mounted on the cluster back. If you have any corrosion in the plug you will get intermittent results. Start with the easiest first and check the speedometer sensor on the transmission first. Make sure that there s a good connection to the wiring plug. Intermittent problems are almost always a connection not a component. If all looks good at the transmission, remove the instrument cluster and using a very fine wet/dry sandpaper, clean up the contacts in both plugs of the instrument cluster plug. Len
The thermostat is in a housing on the engine end of the top radiator hose. Drain the cooling system and remove the hose at the housing. Remove the bolts and the housing. Clean the intake manifold and the housing. Install the thermostat and gasket and then the housing and hose. Close off the radiator drain and refill.