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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:13 pm 
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I swapped clusters today with my spare one and the spare after a minute f the vehicle being on makes a warning tone - like a beep beep, then pause then beep beep. constantly
however no warning lights are on and my old cluster i plugged back in did not have the same problem

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:17 pm 
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sure all the globes work in the back to ensure no warning lights on?

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:28 pm 
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If the warning lights are blown then it gives an audibly beep instead of a warning light if something is wrong with the lights.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:50 pm 
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This Gremlin has me stumped, I tested all the globes they are fine, pulled the cluster apart and out of the housing, plugged it in and it didnt beep - tried it a few times and still didnt beep, i then put it back in housing thinking it was sorted andgo back and pug it in and it doesnt beep - thinking it was sorted put it back in car and remount dash fascia etc and it was fine
turned the car on and off a few times and no beep. i then turn it on whilst im putting my tools away and the f**k beep happens!
This is friggin wierd

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:59 pm 
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Sounds like there is a wire shorting once you've done the final installment that doesnt short when there is no pressure on it or a kink in a wire that causes an open circuit when the facia is back on.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:06 pm 
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problem is it doesnt happen with the original cluster - so im thinking its more a fault with the replacement cluster

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:40 pm 
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Is there any wiring in the cluster?
Could be there is a connector gap too big or too small.
Or it could be simply the new cluster is completely buggered. :(

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:17 pm 
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Check some of the bulb holders to see if they are loose !
Mainly the Suspension, Airbag, and ABS ones are the main culprits.
We have an EF patrol with no Airbag Light, (Cus a worker said it was an OH&S issue if the airbag doesnt work, so we removed the bulb and said the car doesnt have airbags.... I know, I know.... Im a bodgy C*** !)

The thing beeps constantly for a couple of minutes.

I also didnt have the Self levelling bulb originally in mine, and it beeped constantly like you are complaining about, everytime I turned the ignition on.....

Anyway, the bulb holders can get loose, or get some dirt and crud inside of them, making electrical contact with the bulb a bit iffy most of the time....

Try swapping those 3 Bulbs with some other non critical ones, and see what happens ?!?!?!?!

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:38 pm 
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Just a thought. Could it be that the new cluster is trying to give you a "low fuel warning" type of indication?

The very technical description of the beeping sounds like what I get every couple of days when I have gone thru yet another tank of Premium.

 

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