Yup take apart the dash again and this time go further and disassemble it to
see the circuit board, you will probably find a resistor is loose, try to
solder it back on or get a new circuit board
you have several cold solder joints on the main board for the cluster. I've
been down that path on 2 different Neons - 1996 and last weekend on my
daughter's 2000. Both times I had to touch up all the solder joints where
the cluster plugs into the dash. Pull out the cluster, get a very thick
magnifying glass (one that will show you the cracks around the base of all
the connector pins), identify any of them with cracked solder, and touch
them again with solder and a hot iron. Remove the main board from the
cluster if necessary and touch solder where applicable. I touched them all
on the mating connector. When I plugged it back into the dash and
reassembled everything it came to life without issue.
Would you be happy if I changed it to "sort of a circle"? Will you
please enter "how do I get a sense of whimsy" into your favorite
search engine, and get a sense of humor while you are at it (ass hole
Yes I did but wasn't a bad board or VSS or the diodes & resisters. I looked
real hard at symptoms and realized that the connection between I.P and main
conectors had contact grease and once the car got old and it got hot the
grease was gone. so I twisted the pins on the back of I.P just slightly
and put it back in. It hasn't went out for about two weeks now where
before it was not working. Thanks for all who gave me suggestion.
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