Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Mileage light

asked by on

When I first start my car you can see the mileage and the if you have to the car in reverse or drive up on the dash board but when I drive it goes out , I recently had a radio installed . Is it possible the person that did it did not do it right ? That's when when the problem started

My car has 135 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The instrument cluster assembly and the rad...

The instrument cluster assembly and the radio do not have a anything in common except the instrument illumination. Do your dash lights work at night? If they do, then the radio will have nothing to do with it.

The instrument cluster information center is an integrated circuit and cannot be serviced in the field. The instrument cluster would need to be removed and replaced or sent out for repair at an approved repair facility authorized to work on the cluster. I recommend having a certified mechanic diagnose your electrical issue and inspect the cluster to determine if it is in need of repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Ac hot air. 2001 Dodge Stratus

Hi there. You should begin by finding the leak in order to determine what it would take to fix it. Adding refrigerant to the system may make it work now but you could overcharge it and cause more problems in...

Q: Keep blowing IOD Fuse

You will need to obtain a factory wiring diagram for your vehicle, and unplug each sensor or component power by the IOD fuse, one at a time, to see which one removes the short to ground. Rather than blowing fuses...

Q: dashboard and parking lights not coming on

The problem is more than likely the switch for the headlamps. Start with checking the fuses, if okay, the switch will probably need to be replaced. I recommend having a trained technician such as one from fromYourMechanic inspect your electrical...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...