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Old 06-01-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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The gauge cluster lights don't work !! HELP

Any ideas guys?? The gauge cluster light wont work!! Everything else works fine my ac lights. radio and shifter lights work!!! Its just the cluster, Fuel and temp that wont illuminate any ideas?
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The illumination lights or the warning lights?
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1st gen run on 194 bulbs (all plug and play) it probably burned out
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The illumination lights or the warning lights?
The illumination lights. The turning signals work .
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1st gen run on 194 bulbs (all plug and play) it probably burned out
How hard is it to replace them? Would be better to take it to te dealership?
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The illumination lights. The turning signals work .
Probably burnt bulbs like Rodger said. Also check to see if the dimmer is all the way up.
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How hard is it to replace them? Would be better to take it to te dealership?
Don't you dare take it to the dealership lol...take the dash apart and remove he cluster...on the back I will see the small twistable prongs that hold the bulbs (4 I think it is) and swap the bulbs

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Probably burnt bulbs like Rodger said. Also check to see if the dimmer is all the way up.
^^^this, have u checked the dimmer switch? I've had some people complain that their cluster doesnt work after a swap and their dimmer switch was all the way down
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Don't you dare take it to the dealership lol...take the dash apart and remove he cluster...on the back I will see the small twistable prongs that hold the bulbs (4 I think it is) and swap the bulbs



^^^this, have u checked the dimmer switch? I've had some people complain that their cluster doesnt work after a swap and their dimmer switch was all the way down
Yes i checked the dimmer. Also Im gonna check the gauge fuse.
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Yes i checked the dimmer. Also Im gonna check the gauge fuse.
If its only one section of the gauges then its not the fuse, unless the whole dash is out then ya it can be
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If its only one section of the gauges then its not the fuse, unless the whole dash is out then ya it can be
It is the whole dash !!!! Fuse is fine tho. Hoe hard is to take the dash apart??
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It is the whole dash !!!! Fuse is fine tho. Hoe hard is to take the dash apart??
The 2nd gens are pretty easy, I heard the 1st gens are about the same
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I highly doubt you have to remove the steering wheel and other components it says:

http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/2003/Repa...nspan/remo.pdf
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  1. DISCONNECT CABLE FROM NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL
  2. REMOVE FRONT FLOOR FOOTREST
  3. REMOVE FRONT DOOR SCUFF PLATE LH (for Regular Cab)
  4. REMOVE FRONT DOOR SCUFF PLATE LH (for Access Cab)
  5. REMOVE FRONT DOOR SCUFF PLATE LH (for Double Cab)
  6. REMOVE COWL SIDE TRIM BOARD LH (for Regular Cab)
  7. REMOVE COWL SIDE TRIM BOARD LH (for Access Cab)
  8. REMOVE COWL SIDE TRIM BOARD LH (for Double Cab)
  9. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL UNDER TRAY (for Pedal Type Parking Brake)
  10. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL HOLE COVER (for Lever Type Parking Brake)
  11. SEPARATE HOOD LOCK CONTROL LEVER SUB-ASSEMBLY
  12. REMOVE LOWER NO. 1 INSTRUMENT PANEL FINISH PANEL
  13. REMOVE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER FINISH PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY
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oops nevermind that is for a 2nd gen sorry don't have the first gen info
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oops nevermind that is for a 2nd gen sorry don't have the first gen info
Dny worry thanks for trying to help. Does anyone has a how to remove the cluster on first gen??
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Did you click the link I posted?
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Did you click the link I posted?
yes but its not working. Does look hard to removed it?
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[QUOTE=whippersnapper02;5176920]Did you click the link I posted?[/QUOTEDo you think I need to removed the steering wheel?
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its works. Do you think I need to removed the steering wheel?
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I highly doubt you have to remove the steering wheel and other components it says:

http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/2003/Repa...nspan/remo.pdf
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have u checked the dimmer switch? I've had some people complain that their cluster doesnt work after a swap and their dimmer switch was all the way down
He did say his climate control and radio lights are working fine. Don't know if the 01-04 is different than the 98-00 but on my 98 the dimmer controls all dash lights (gauges, climate, radio).

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It is the whole dash !!!! Fuse is fine tho. Hoe hard is to take the dash apart??
Not hard at all.
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