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Jim1500

Checking through my bready electrics all fine and working but no dashlights or radio.  Radio could be a pulled wire when centre console came out/went in. 

Any ideas about dash lights? The clock is still working.

 

It's been a while since I've worked at the polo lol. Fuses in perspex box on bulkhead?

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caretakerplus

When you say 'Dash lights', I take it that you are talking about the instrument illumination lights?

If so, there is a chance that the dimmer switch is turned right down and, even though the lights might be working, they are not bright enough to see (especially in daylight)

 

Those fuses quite often give problems, due to poor connections between the fuse and the fuse holder - It pays to clean the fuses and the holders from time-to-time -  A green pan scourer does a good job.

 

Regards

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Jim1500

Cheers, when I get a chance this week to get out at it that's what I plan to do.

 

Actually mean the little coloured warning lights for battery, oil, full beam, etc aren't working at all.

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dvderlm

Could be the supply or earth contacts at multiway connector, or the 3-pin voltage regulator on the flexible PCB.

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Jim1500

Do you know how to disconnect the speedo cable to get clocks out? Going to maybe start with the connector at rear of clocks and try clean the contacts. I remember trying to remove the clocks years ago and struggling with the cable.

 

Where's the voltage regulator?

 

Cheers for help!

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Jim1500

Ok update. Clocks were very manky when got them out. Left them with an autospark who replaced a resistor and did a few other bits and bobs. Plugged in and still not working. He took them back and tested and they seem to be working fine.

 

The display light and the large clock are both working, the warning lights fuel and temp gauges aren't. Mate checked with a multimeter and they seem to be getting power ok. Is there a seperate earth for these? I would have assumed that as they're all on the same plug would have same earth, but someone else would maybe know?

 

It's all ready for mot and this is last job needing done.

 

 

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nige8021

If you short the temp sensor wire to ground or the fuel level signal wire to ground the gauge should go to "full hot" or Full fuel" that will prove the internal gauge and the wiring from the temp sensor/fuel sender

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Jim1500

Cheers, same with warning lights? Haven't got them back again yet, optomist in me hopes the just start to work lol

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Jim1500

Spark checked them and sent me a pic with lights on. Got them back, plugged in today, lights on, fuel gauge moving, so connected up speedo cable and put in place, checked and they weren't working again and haven't since.

Really p'd off now as everything else is done!

 

Any ideas what to check??? 

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