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Old 07-15-2009, 10:21 AM   #1
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Dashboad cluster voodoo

Going back and forth b/w kilo and miles each start-up. And some freezing - gas and oil warning lights on with no movement of the speedometer.

A light tap to the top or face of the cluster fixes it for a time. Should I just swap out the cluster, check wiring, any suggestions?

Also for a 2001 cluster - what other MYs will work? Part number?
996641 213 00?

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Old 07-15-2009, 10:52 AM   #2
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you can buy my 2001 S cluster for 100 shipped if you want
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:11 AM   #3
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Going back and forth b/w kilo and miles each start-up. And some freezing - gas and oil warning lights on with no movement of the speedometer.

A light tap to the top or face of the cluster fixes it for a time. Should I just swap out the cluster, check wiring, any suggestions?

Also for a 2001 cluster - what other MYs will work? Part number?
996641 213 00?
Are you having any issues with your ignition switch? Similar problems have been seen when the switch was on its way out............
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:16 PM   #4
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I am having similar gauge craziness on my 987. Factory manual and Durametric with no clear answer.

"communication problems" is about as clear as I can get.

Let me know if replacing the cluster helps.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:58 PM   #5
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No other issues....

Ignition was repaired by the dealer several 4 years ago. At the time, the previous owner reported the cluster freezing. But of course didn't fix it.

Anybody know what clusters will wrk with a 2001?

It is morbid, but you can tell what survives in a crash by how low the parts price is at the dis-manterlers. Cluster behind the air bag is always in great shape even if the rest of the the car is totaled.
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:58 AM   #6
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My gauge cluster started this last week: Light on speedo not lit, one or two knocks on the front and it lights up. Clearly behaves like a loose connector, question is how easy is it to remove? Is it just easier to knock on the speedo of my most expensive vechicle with the silliest of failures?

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