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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Instrument Voltage Regulator
Common signs include dim or flickering gauges, inaccurate or erratic readings from the voltage regulator, and an inoperable instrument cluster.
How Long Does an Instrument Voltage Regulator Last?
Having a fully functional instrument cluster is important due to the information that it gives you about the operation of your engine. With all of the different things that can...
How to Monitor Your RPM Gauge to Get the Best Performance Out of Your Car
When you start your car, the crankshaft inside the engine begins to turn. The engine’s pistons are connected to the crankshaft, and they rotate the crankshaft through their up and down...

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Having Glitchy issues with Dodge Ram 1500
Hello. This sounds like you have a short somewhere in your dash or instrument panel. There are a variety of possibilities that could cause this. Tracing an electrical short can be very difficult and time consuming even for experienced mechanics....
Cooling fan unresponsive and other electrical issues - 1995 Dodge Spirit
Hello. It sounds like you have an issue with a bad electrical connection. Most of the time, this occurs from either a bad connection at the battery or a bad negative battery connection. The negative connections at the body and...
why doesnt my fuel gauge show me how much gas is in the tank?
There are 3 components, and wiring involved in a fuel gauge on your car. There is a fuel level sensor, also called a sending unit, the PCM (main engine computer) and the instrument panel. The fuel level sensor is...
Tachometer malfunction
Hello. There are a few reasons why this is happening. The tachometer on the instrument cluster may be bad, and the instrument cluster may need to be replaced. There also could be a problem with the speedometer shaft and its...
Tachometer only goes up.
Hello and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. It seems that your tachometer is loosing voltage in the rheostat (the part that makes the meter work). The tachometer gets its signal from the computer or the ignition coil pack ground circuit. If...
Instrument panel lights on and rear wiper not working. What do I do?
Volkswagen (later models at least) use a power distribution unit (PDU) that aggregates the usual fuse box items onto larger current supply wires, which then have much larger fuses (i.e. 25, 50 100 amps). It is possible that swapping the...
Instrument cluster, not starting, unknown driver
If you have a second key, try using that one and see if the same situation occurs. Also try moving the drivers seat to a different position. If the problem does not happen with the second key, then you have...
All the gauges are moving at the same time when i drive
Check the cluster fuse and all the instrument cluster wiring connectors and grounds. Unplug the connectors and plug them back in. Also, check the grounds behind and under the cluster for proper tightness. If they're all good, the instrument...
My instrument cluster is not working properly! Help!
Check that all fuses are good. You can try removing the electrical connector on the back of the instrument cluster and plugging it back in. Odds are, the amplifier inside the gauge cluster has failed of has poor connection. It...
wont shift and runs rough, 2001 Ford Winstar
Your cluster may have a problem and is causing the transmission to not shift correctly. The car running rough may be due to a different issue. You should have a mechanic first find the reason for the cluster going haywire...
Car has a little trouble starting but starts. While driving sometimes the lights will dim or my radio will cut off then back on.
Make sure you have good battery cables and battery terminals as well. Check for any fine cracks on the terminals, which can lead to a loose connection. A faulted sensor like a coolant sensor or air temperature sensor can offer...
Installing a new all digital instrument cluster
Hello there. These digital instrument clusters are packed full of nice features and are easy to use. The problem arises in what is needed to adapt these clusters to vehicles that were not equipped with them. For your 2011 535i,...
Instrument cluster on the dash, tachometer bounces, speedometer at 0. Unplugged ABS module, speedometer at 0. doesn't shift gears
Hello. There are a lot of possible issues that can cause this. Most of the time this is either due to a short in the ABS module or it may just be a voltage issue. I would usually start by...
change miles to km
The cleanest and most effective way to do this is to install a new instrument cluster assuming the harness is otherwise identical when connecting the metric version. I would recommend having an expert from the dealership perform this task as...
Speedometer, revolutions meter, and miles counter not working.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. It seems that there could be a ground wire that is loose under the dashboard. If the ground wires are all good and tight, then the instrument cluster panel needs to be repaired...
Instrument cluster dead.
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. BMWs are notorious for odd electrical issues being caused even by something as simple as a weak battery. I recommend to start tackling this issue by having the battery tested....
Instrument cluster going haywire
There have been a variety of digital instrument panel problems with this particular Pontiac model, and a common thread is a loose, or poor connection of the positive battery cable (battery to the electrical system). Ground cable issues as well...
Instrument Cluster
Hello. It sounds like you have either a major computer failure or a failed instrument cluster. I would recommend enlisting the assistance of a qualified professional who has the necessary tools to test your instrument cluster for proper function based...
Instrument cluster shuts down
Hi. A check of the wiring going from the instrument cluster to the BCM is needed. A lot times there is a broken wire, shorted circuit, short to ground, or a corroded wiring or connector. These are all usually the...
Electrical problem
Hello. If you have an electrical issue with your vehicle, the best thing to do is to get an electrical systems inspection from a qualified mechanic with a digital multimeter. You will be able to explain your exact symptoms to...

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