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Why would the digital odometer and RPM meter work intermittently in a 1997 Sebring JX Convertible?

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2011-09-13 17:23:09
2011-09-13 17:23:09

The problem is in the instrument cluster. It needs to be checked out.

This is a very common problem with these cars as they age. I have seen a number of them where the odometer was blank and/or working intermittently together with the tachometer. The only reliable solution is to get a new one from a dealer.

not trying to make anybody mad but i have the same problem if you take out the cluster then pull off the cardboard from the back there is a small blue resistor it will have a burnt spot where they are you or some one you know could clean it and re solder the contacts i did it and it worked great now hardly any cost to you i hope this works for you Robert

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Not with out the equipment and knowledge to rewrite the computer programming.

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I was told it was a bad BCM. Whatever that is? A BCM stands for Body control Module. It controls the guages. Try partsgeek.com for an inexpensive one. I dont know about installation, but you could take the part and your vehicle to your mechanic to have it installed and still saved money.


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