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Step 1: Verify Not a Fuse or Faulty Lights Switch.
1. Turn on the ignition key and look at the Instrument Cluster (IC), see if the fault display is illuminated and if the odometer is illuminated or out.
2. Remove fuse the and do visual insp.
Either of theses will show that the fuse is good b/c both the fault and the odometer readout run off the same fuse.
Step 2: Verify Not a Faulty Lights Switch.
No change so remove ( - ) battery cable
Step 3: Remove Cluster Face Panel.
Step 4: Remove the IC
Step 5: Clean Working Area.
Step 6: Start Disassembling !
Then pull the circuit board off the back. there is nothing that secures it in place but it will require you to pull a little to get it to come loose. just work around the edges until it comes off.
Step 7: Looking at Odometer Unit
To get to the bottom side of the unit there are 3 little tabs that will need to be pushed to the side while pulling up. You want to lay it over to the side were the the connecting pins are these pins are solid metal so it may be a little stiff to move. Once you have gotten to the under side look for any cracked or missing soldier and re soldier what ever needs to be repaired. Then simply push back over and into place.
Step 8: Reassemble
As you can see Between a new soldier job and connector grease I'm back up and running.
I hope this helps SOMEONE and at some point it will be outdated but I thought it might come in handy to have detailed photos and it was a good subject to use for my first INSTRUCTABLE! This little trick saved me about $145 by doing it myself.
If you see something I missed, please let me know. I know there will be that one...or two who won't be satisfied with my instructions but if you are tackling this project and have true questions, "go head" and ask me! Thanks for stopping by and being patient!