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      04-24-2012 01:19 PM #1
      Ok well i just replaced my speedo with the new kph one. but now the clock doesn't work and blinker indicator is on and alt light on. Anyone have any ideas what I did? maybe plugged something in wrong. Oh and I broke the hazard switch. Would that cause that?
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      04-24-2012 02:53 PM #2
      Anyone?
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      04-24-2012 03:40 PM #3
      did you swap out the L shaped green circuit board from the back of the old speedo?
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      04-24-2012 03:41 PM #4
      as long as you plug the two main plugs and the speedo - everything should work again.

      as for the hazard - you sure you are plugging it back into the correct spot? does your rear defrost work now?
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      04-24-2012 03:56 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by redone17 View Post
      did you swap out the l shaped green circuit board from the back of the old speedo?
      ???? My new speedo didnt have any circut baord. All i did was lift the circut board up and pull out the old speedo and put the new one in. Everything went back together the same way it came apart. Speedo, odo, trip, these things all work. And yes i made sure everything was plugged in right they are color coded. My hazard switch is not back in though. The plastic part broke coming out. The other part is still pluggd in though.
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      04-24-2012 03:58 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by rsay4654 View Post
      ???? My new speedo didnt have any circut baord. All i did was lift the circut board up and pull out the old speedo and put the new one in. Everything went back together the same way it came apart. Speedo, odo, trip, these things all work. And yes i made sure everything was plugged in right they are color coded. My hazard switch is not back in though. The plastic part broke coming out. The other part is still pluggd in though.
      the only thing i can think that i may have done is the right hand plug under the cluster might be one or two pins off. Or maybe even backwards.
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      04-24-2012 04:02 PM #7
      that's the thing. the NEW speedo doesn't have the green board - you need to pull it from the old speedo and swap it.

      I would make sure those wires/plugs are not twisted - but they are impossible to be pins off - they are guided in and can only really snap in one way...
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      04-24-2012 04:04 PM #8
      Do you mean the circut board on the inside of the gauge? Like right behind the face?
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      04-24-2012 04:27 PM #9
      yup - it is held on by 3-4 clips and the pins that plug into the flexible circuit board - I don't have a picture handy - but can post one later...
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      04-24-2012 04:33 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by redone17 View Post
      yup - it is held on by 3-4 clips and the pins that plug into the flexible circuit board - i don't have a picture handy - but can post one later...
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      04-25-2012 12:30 AM #11
      Yes, you'll have turn signal issues with a broken hazard switch.
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      04-25-2012 10:01 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by ziddey View Post
      Yes, you'll have turn signal issues with a broken hazard switch.
      okay got the circut board in, i thought everything was great. boy was i wrong. speedo works, odo works, clock works, but i still have no turn signals, gas gauge, temp gauge.
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      04-25-2012 01:12 PM #13
      Hazard could affect those things... replace the bad switch and troubleshoot from there.

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      04-25-2012 01:26 PM #14
      Ordered the switch. I was just seeing if maybe there was something else obvious. Would that cause the gauges to not work??
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      04-27-2012 03:37 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by rsay4654 View Post
      Ordered the switch. I was just seeing if maybe there was something else obvious. Would that cause the gauges to not work??
      Quote Originally Posted by rsay4654 View Post
      okay got the circut board in, i thought everything was great. boy was i wrong. speedo works, odo works, clock works, but i still have no turn signals, gas gauge, temp gauge.
      If the gauges don't work, i.e. gas gauge and temp gauge....it's probably a bad voltage regulator or it didn't get re-installed properly. The turn signal LED is on because of the bad hazard switch

      There is likely nothing really "wrong" with your cluster
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      04-30-2012 09:57 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by j-boogie253 View Post
      If the gauges don't work, i.e. gas gauge and temp gauge....it's probably a bad voltage regulator or it didn't get re-installed properly. The turn signal LED is on because of the bad hazard switch

      There is likely nothing really "wrong" with your cluster
      hazard switch is in.. turn signals work. i still dont have a fuel gauge or temp gauge. i am thinking voltage regulator as well. these worked before i stitched speedos.
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      04-30-2012 01:55 PM #17
      Yes definitely the voltage regulator then. It's that little 3 prong thing screwed to the back of the speedo. I've got some spares...

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      04-30-2012 02:50 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by j-boogie253 View Post
      yes definitely the voltage regulator then. It's that little 3 prong thing screwed to the back of the speedo. I've got some spares...

      so how would i go about replacing that??
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      04-30-2012 03:11 PM #19
      obtain one and plug/screw it in.

      it's probably a good idea to have a stockpile of those things...
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