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91 VN dash - no lights and beeping + bad revs

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91 VN dash - REPLACED DASH no lights - PLZ HELP UPDATED

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hi all
i had a problem with the heater control which turned out to be trivial tube issue, but upon putting everything in the dash back, i accidenty shorted two wires from the cluster

but i had them resolded, but now the dash cluster lights won't light up (ie, hand brake, etc) only the PRESS REMOTE and low oil light up

plus every minute the hand brake warning beep comes on
plus fuel gauge doesn't move
car revs to 1000 instead of 750 as before
bad fuel smell

i'm thinking maybe the dash cluster is fuked? but the two wires were resolded
perhaps the ecu is disconnected somehow?


please help guys!
 
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Thats the 4th plug wire for the trip computer (ecu). And yep the cluster may well be very ....well second hand. The alarms are going off because of no signal - probable. more shorts I'd say.
 

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really?
what should i do about it?
i'm guessing resolding won't help?
 

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Without the multi meter and sparky no how.. Could be hard work. You could try a new cluster from the wreckers. But I'd say thats not your prefered option. I'm not a sparky but have read a few theads about beeps and cluster wire diagrams. You'll need to trace out the faulty component wiring by following the printouts on the back of the cluster eg fuel gauge... Connector 1,2,3,4. Good luck - and some one with more info may be able to help
 

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thanks heaps 88greenVN
well, if a dash will fix it all, then i'll get a new second hand one
but the only problems i can see with it is the 2 wires, and possibly a lose connection with the ECU somewhere

anyone selling a calias dash? :D
anyone else help?
 

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What happened to melt the wires in the first place.. Have you got some thing else melted. Fuses. wire to the hand brake.
 

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tried to start the car and connect teh dash. fitted the wires into the back, and next thing i know, smoke from the back

taht burnt section had touched teh bare metal from the steering wheel
fortunetly, its only a small section, but DAMN, it's causing me alot of ****!

anyone please help?
 

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Do you mean you had the dash half out with the plus in and tryed to start the car? As it sounds to me this could be bad for the cluster. But it may have fried other things too. Putting another cluster in may result in more smoke of the bad type. A sparky may be the only way to go.
 

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yeh i had it half out when i did this, but i didn't start the car, just turned the ignition to "II" (before ignition)

everything else seems to work (ie. the modes)
what could ahve gone wrong?
what's a sparky?
 

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Sparky = auto electrian
 
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