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Old 01-29-2009, 03:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there wonder if anyone can help my speedo only seems to work now and again???? plus sometimes when im driving all warning lights come on for a few seconds then go off is it a big problem
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I would say you have a loose connection behind your cluster.
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Hi there wonder if anyone can help my speedo only seems to work now and again???? plus sometimes when im driving all warning lights come on for a few seconds then go off is it a big problem
is it much of a job getting to the cluster ???
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Look at the dash cowl that shades the top of the guage cluster from below. You will see two torx screws at approx. 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock. These take a T15 torx bit. It is a tight fit and the easiest way to access them is with a torx bit socket and a small wratchet. These are the only thing holding the guage cluster in.

If you havent got a torx set you might aswell get one as all BM's use these, I have the sockets and screwdriver sets. Cheap sets are fine.

If your from the UK , screwfix do them.
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ta very much for your advice yeah from uk cumbria
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Well your ok then as screwfix do all the weird sockets etc for these.
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You probably need a new cluster.
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Talking speedo prob

check that it is earthed well
I had a prob with the speedo & fuel gauge not working, the earth from the fuel pump sender & speed sender in diff on same earth check that it is earthed properly
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having the same issue however i have been told possible ground wiring problems???? any ideas? replaced gauge cluster and i have power just no correct readings....help?
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