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Old 11-20-2007, 04:15 PM
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WYAI, would you consider lifting out the instrument cluster and checking it? On your 1980, if its' never been done, then it could be helpful to pull each of the three 14-pin connectors and clean the contact points at the end of the printed circuit board with a pencil eraser.

Just an idea - won't cost you anything as long as you have a pencil handy.
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:08 PM
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thanks for the advice, I'll go clean those right now.
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Lizard931 View Post
Perry if you look at pic 1 you can see that there is a cover on the back, it is held on by 3 clips. He managed to pop that cover off the back, then they fell out.
Aren't they attached or are they held in place by the cover?
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:16 PM
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the wires set in some holes but are held in place by the cover. I am going to put some tape around the cover so this doesn't happen if I have to pull it again. Just be sure to pull on the body and not the cover. You could probably throw some tape on the seam before you take it out as a precaution.
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:00 PM
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Perry, the wires are held into place by the cover. Remove the cover and they simply slide out.
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by perrys4 View Post
Man, not sure if i want to do this now......electrical is not my bag. How do the wires fall off of that?
Perry/all: If you do the Tbelt on a >86, a similar situation can present. the rectangular connector near jump post has to be disconnected. (Same on seat connectors if you are removing a seat.) Those pins can slip out of the housing and geez, you are left w/trying to fit them back in based on the twists and bends of the wires. It's the wire memory or your memory, both of which can fail. So a pic or your hand drawn diagram may be necessary.
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Old 11-23-2007, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Lizard931 View Post
Alright I just ran out to the garage and took some shots for you.
I hope that they help/work for what you need.











This is from an 85, however should be the same for you car. HTH
This is a life saver and needs put in the DIY section below..
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:00 PM
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Mere trifle...
About 2 years ago while 'TRYING' to cure a tail light issue it came down to the ...
Drumroll ,please, Komparator.
God and the crew in the Porsche Electrical shop combined a sense of humor, electrical nonsense, and about 12 grams of Turkish Black Hash then ran 10 (or was it 13) wiires into
that hideous device.
Of course, the cap practically blew off and the wires (I swear they were giggling) defied me to try the memory system.
NO SPACE! There is a wiring diagram that defy's legible reproduction here in the archives and even using the WSM's and a magnifying glass, wire tracing ... it took days.
Needless to say, the replacement Komparator didn't help and I still chase electrical ghost's from one end of the Weissach to the other.... whine, snivel, cry, moan.
There is a ... Special Place ... in hell for automotive engineers.
2 words. Digital Camera.
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:36 PM
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I got my car back up and running. Thanks to all.
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