Reach way up under the dash and wiggle the connectors that are hardest to reach. This usually works.Answerremove and reinstall the gage cluster, in the process you'll probably fix the loose connector that's causing the problem...also, check all the fuses, a loose or corroded fuse may b causing this...
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I've not had this problem in a Caravan, but my Camaro had the same exact problem, so I suspect from my background as an industrial electrician that the answers will be very similar. The Camaro has a circuit board on the back of the gauge cluster that connects all the gauges. Mine was cracked and the ground foil was not making good connection. ALL the gauges would flutter and then go either full max or full min. If you can see the bad connection, you can try repairing it with some solder; you may have to scrape the coating off the board to get the solder to stick. That worked for me for about a year. Then I ended up removing the gauge cluster again & getting the entire circuit board from my local junkyard. You might also check the ground from the frame to the engine block, but I suspect that if that ground was bad, you would have runnability problems. Good luck!
what is wrong when your gages on dash board stop working on your 1997 chevy astro van?
A common reason for this is a cracked circuit board in the instrument panel. Do any of the warning lights come on at the same time (ABS, for example)? If you smack the dashboard with your hand sometimes you can make the gauges come on again. It'll likely need a new instrument cluster. --Dennis, ASE Master Tech
There are numerous reasons that can cause the gauges to stop working. In my case, I found a pin on one of the printed circuit boards that had never been soldered. This pin supplied 12 DC power from one board to the other and was black from arcing over the years. This was an intermittent problem that would cause the gauges to come and go. I soldered the pin and the instrument cluster has been working flawlessly ever since. Bad grounds are often the cause for electrical problems in Corvettes.
The answer depends on the value of A and the size of the caravan.
First, I would check the fueses, below the dash by the drivers feet. If not that, you should check the switch, try inter-changing it, if that doesnt work, you should check for burnt wires. I've had this problem before.
The most common answer is they are broken, but more specifically if the fuse inside your car blew it would throw the reading off in your temperture and fuel gauges since they run through the same circut board in your car you should definatly check your fuses.
There are many printed circuit boards in a 1996 caravan. Please specify to which system you refer.
it may have a cracked circuit board, my blazer had the same problem
Numerous gauges not working at the same time are a power issue. The instrument cluster needs to be removes so that the wiring and circuit board connections can be tested.
If engaging the overdrive and then after a few seconds it starts to flick on the dash board the likely problem will be that the overdrive is no longer working properly. Also, this could indicate a battery being dead.
Check the fuses first. Then check to make sure the wires are hooked up under the dash and also under the hood. You may also have a ground wire unhooked.
Some suggested Dodge Caravan accessories are splash guards, a running board, a cargo liner, and fog lights. You can find Dodge Caravan accessories on websites like Mopar and AutoAnything.
If your issue is all sounds not working then, check with the website for the manufacturer of your mother board, for drivers/updates.
Under the van, under the drivers floor board.
The question you ask is too involved for a proper answer. You need to go to a car parts store, and get a repair manual for your car. They cost about $16.00 well i had the same problem all you have to do is take the dash board off then take out the two bolts out for the speed ometer gauges but be careful because the wiring is to the left behind the gauges you have to unclip it then when you get it off there will be a piece of card board behind the gauges remove then you will see the light bulbs just twist them and they come out but dont forget where the light bulbs go and if you go to the dealership they cost around five bucks each bulb
This happened to me with my '98 malibu. It was a faulty circuit board, a common problem in malibu's.
By using electromagnetism OR turbines.
Instrument Gauges do Not Work even though fuse is goodUsually this problem is cause by one or more of:A connector has become disconnected or loosened,Corrosion has built up on the metal connector pins inside of a connector,A conductor [wire] has been cut or pulled apart,An "etch" conductor on the instrument cluster circuit board has broken,A component solder joint on the circuit board has failed [broken, or corroded].There are probably other possible causes, but these are the ones that come to mind at the moment. Good luck.
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If all the gauges have quit then you most likely have an electrical problem. Start at the fuse box and check them all. That's probably gonna be the problem. If it's not then you have a wiring problem. Probably under the dash in your wiring harness or connectors. This is a common problem with 1996-2000 Caravans. The fix is to disassemble the dashboard, remove the instrument cluster and resolder the connectors between the two circuit boards on the cluster. Usually you can see a black ring around one or more of the pins going through the circuit board. This is know as a cold solder joint. This means doing some dis-assembly of the cluster too. It may sound hard to do, but it is a lot easier than shelling out hundreds of dollars to mechanics who can't find the problem. Having a Philips head screwdriver (+), soldering gun and a bit of solder, the job took me (not a mechanic) about 1.5 hours to do this from start to finish. It has been over a year now with no problems with the gages.
they keep on working
M y dash board light stop working and my back light too, i don't know where is the fuse box to check the problem. please help me thank you
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