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Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:16 pm 
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A mate has an XF S pack with the digital fuel/ oil/ temp/ volt guages on the RHS of the cluster. All the digital guages have just gone blank. Is there any easy fix, or would it be better to throw in the GL cluster I have laying around?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:54 pm 
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yea, common fault for the vacuum flourescent unit to s**t itself..... ditch it and get another, they're getting dirt cheap

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:57 pm 
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Hi Smally

Not an unusual fault. Mine use to do it regularly and tapping it bought it back to life again. Take it out, you only need a phillips driver to remove the complete cluster. All the components plug in. I resoldered all the connections I could find on the module and put it all back together again and it has not missed a beat. Must have been a dry solder joint. By the way there was 3 complete clusters on e-bay last week that all went for about $30....Hey just looked and there are 2 on there at the moment with about 23 hours to go. $15 and $20. Keep the digital.

Steve

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:08 pm 
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thanks guys. just pulled it apart on the kitchen table. theres more electronic crap in the module than a PCM!!!

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:01 pm 
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Checked all the solder joints (sent me cross eyed) and put it all back together. Back in the car and it works again. For how long I don't know.

 

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