You must type it in at the top of page yourself. I had the exact same problem with my 96 Neon, and it eventually spread to all of the other instruments in the cluster. Any help would be much appreciated. Put it in your back seat. A new relay did not solve the problem.
Once the top part is removed remove the 4 Philips that hold the instrument cluster. After reheating the joint and adding a little extra solder, the gauges worked fine ever since. So I have to remove 11 fuse. Timing belt and other belts replaced at 70,000 miles. The cluster had 4 screws holding it in. The instrument cluster has bad solder joints on the main plug.
We do not accept responsibility for any coding needed after our Repair Services have been completed , Average turn around Time is 1 to 2 Business days. What we did to locate was jack up the driver's side of the c … ar, enough to fit underneath and it was in plain view. Basically the instrument cluster goes dead. Then the rest of the screws in the back are for the board. Set your hot soldering iron onto the very top of the soldering joints. Also, at the same time, the car started shifting funny.
They commonly fail and need resoldered. From start to finish I completed this in about 3 hours. I'm helping a co-worker with some problems on her '97 Neon. Next removed the screws that held the circuit board in place. Well, I'm no mechanic, but I think … you found your problem. We had some problems with our instrument cluster in our 1998 Neon race car we used in the 24 hours of Lemons race in 2008. Proper break in when new, by varying the speeds up to 60mph for the first 500 miles.
I had replaced the cluster 4 different times. Actually, it drove fine even when the instruments weren't working, but it's hard to select the right gear and obey the speed limit. There is a wire harness to the left of my clutch, I made small jumper wires for each one, stuck them in n voila everything works again. This is the simplest solution I've seen suggested and it worked indirectly on my '01 caravan. The contact stated that the speedometer and fuel gauge only functioned on an intermittent basis. With all of the screws removed, I lifted the circuit board from the rear of the instrument cluster. This one is a common circuit board problem that you can expand beyond just repairing instrument clusters.
It was probably set on the brightest setting and the extended current draw on the switch was what burned it out. All the computers are saying the cluster isnt in and it is. If you still feel up to doing it yourself, I would recommend getting a battery-powered soldering iron from Radio Shack. Easy said than done, but do your best. You are not purchasing a part. The speedo has been spastic for nearly 2 years.
Sometime all dial go to zero and sometimes only the speedo drops to zero. The customer did not want to spring for a new cluster and asked if I would look into what might be wrong internally. Just put your hands on the steering wheel at 10 and 2 like in drivers ed. One test to see if this is … the problem is to press on the right hand side of the instrument cluster sometime when the speedometer is not working. If so go to the nearest auto parts store and buy the fuse and replace it sounds … more like a wiring problem in the steering column, if fuse blows again that would indicate so when my speed-o-meter stopped workin in my 98 neon i changed the speed sensor. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! I had replaced the fuse for the cluster and cleaned the connections.
This cured it for about a year, then the same happened again. Now push up, not real hard no need to punch the windshield there are just some spring loaded clips that hold the front of the dash. They aren't designed to last forever. The headlight switch was actually bad, but only the part that controls the dash lights. The only difficulty in snapping the dashboard cover back in is getting the alignment pins toward the front of the cover to go into their holes. On mine I did the same steps to the spingloaded terminals that slide around the gauge posts, use you best judgment.