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Originally Posted by dsmart5
I want to give you an update on this. I pulled my instrument cluster and completely disassembled it to see if I could figure out the problem. Well nothing was visually wrong and I was starting to get discouraged until I removed the SI board (the circuit board with the battery pack). It looked ok til I turned it over to look at the circuit side. I found the board had rotted and separated several traces.
I like to think I'm fairly good with a soldering iron and this board was built before the days of miniaturization, so I broke out the soldering equipment. I bypassed the traces on the board by soldering 22guage wire directly to the solder points. Also, the NiCad batteries were reading less than 1V, so I removed them and left them off.
The end result is I now have a working instrument cluster!
I would post pictures, but I didn't think to take any until after I had reinstalled the cluster.
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