did you replace the ABS bulb too?
if yes, maybe the old bulb was blown?
The light I am referring to is in my VR6 on the far left dash. Left of the headlight switch is an ABS chip w/ light, which I disconnected and removed to move on with the project - I replaced the bulbs that light the speedo.
After assembling everything and firing the car up the ABS light on the switch lights up. Never has before.
Once I figured it out, piece of cake. Also there was a guy that did a LED upgrade for lighting up the cluster better. He did a lot of drilling and soldering.....not I.
It took me two LED lights, stripped the wire, wrapped said wires around their respective polarities on the metal strip, feed the lights far enough into the sockets that held the original bulbs, and viola! Brighter cluster with only 2 LED lights! These lights also came with their own resistors, so no worries. Now, I just need to find some paint for the needles.
i just sharpied mine black and it looks great over white-faced gauges.
Hey so I followed your walkthrough, what a help that was thanks! So now my cluster is on my table and I'm trying to figure out what's wrong with it. The guy I bought it from (97 GTi Vr6) said that the cluster went out so he bought one from a friend and installed it, but soon after it started to fail also. The speedo/odometer don't work, the tacho does every now and then, usually not to the point where when it does I call it a lucky day... So my question is, does anyone know how to test a cluster to see if it's a bad cluster or if I might just have a computer problem...which would be awesome... Thanks!
glad this walkthru is still of service to everyone!
for the intermittent tach, i would look at the CPS (crankshaft position sensor) which sends the RPM signal. GAP speed sensor
for the speedo, i would look at the Transmission Speedometer sending unit. GAP tranny speed sensor
if the gauge cluster is good, both sensors are replaced with known good units, and the problem still exists, i would suspect the whole wiring harness.
hope this helps and god speed!
no, there are two separate sensors...
Fabulous, i was looking for this. I have a car I only have a few days to get through inspection. The air bag light is on and i replaced the part but don't have what i need to reset it yet. So i may just remove it to get through inspection.
Everyone has photographic memory; some just don't have the film.
unfortunately, that won't work if they scan the car.
obd2 will report the fault and you will still fail the inspection.
your best bet is to try to find someone or a shop who has a diagnostic scanner and can clear the fault code for you.
good luck to you though. i always hated smog tests in los angeles, but now that i live in washington, no inspections!