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I got a new shift knob for my ATX and I mounted a momentary switch next to it after i wired it I turned on the car and my whole cluster doesnt work! The only thing that does is the LCD clock and mileage. HELP!
 

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actually a ton of stuff is controled by the cluster. even the door ajar light is controlled by it. Must be a loose solder in there cause my ajar light goes on and off if I hit large potholes. Dealer says I'm SOL cause of the faces I installed.
Very possable he could have shorted it while doing this.
 

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Originally posted by: BrantlyJ
actually a ton of stuff is controled by the cluster. even the door ajar light is controlled by it. Must be a loose solder in there cause my ajar light goes on and off if I hit large potholes. Dealer says I'm SOL cause of the faces I installed.
Very possable he could have shorted it while doing this.
I can assure you that the door ajar light is only a light on the cluster -- it is not controlled by it in the least. There is a relay near the fuse box that takes care of that task. Anyway, I'm still wondering why the cluster would have died, if he had no reason to open the dash in the first place to install a shifter.
 

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I'm pretty sure he's refferring to the one under the dash. And you'll know if the fuse is blown once you look at it. They sometimes have a big black spot in it from when the fuse blew and there will be a space between the two fins that used to be connected. And when in doubt use a multitester on it.
 
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I hate electricity...I looked at my fuses, they looked fine. Driving home from school i notice a puttering noise so I took it
to a gas station thinking gas might be the issue, (keeping in mind my cluster doesn't work, therefore no fuel gauge.)
Thus I filled up and started her up...nothing, won't even turn over...Got it home, lil red battery light is on...Alternator?
the batt. is charging now and im taking it to merc. dealer tomarrow...
 
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Goin to dealer on Moday, warranty will cover it, just hope they keep hush about the O/D button next to the shifter and the blown fuses...
 

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Same thing happened to me!!!! My guages crapped out and the LCD went.....Then the battery died...had to Flat bed it to the Dealer. Fixed under warranty.....they replaced the whole guage cluster.
 
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