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Dash board instruments keep going off and on, clock..000 miles

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dash board instruments keep going off and on, clock is also running crazy, 2003 ax90
99,000 miles

Andy :

Hello

Andy :

This is most commonly caused by a faulty Driver Information Module (DIM), which is the instrument cluster

Andy :

A new one is about $1200 plus labor, but there is another option

Customer:

does this need to go to a dealer for repair and what cost should I expect to pay to have the problem corrected

Andy :

Click Here for information on having your DIM rebuilt

Andy :

If you chose to have it replaced with a new one, yes, it will be a dealer only repair as the new one needs to be programmed to your car and only they can download the software for it

Customer:

Is there any problem driving the car

Andy :

But that link above allows you to send your own DIM out to be rebuilt for about $400

Andy :

Driveability wise, no. However, the DIM is part of a network of computers that communicate with eachother. One of the other computers is the SRS control unit for your airbags

Andy :

So there is a chance that the airbags won't function properly if needed

Andy :

It won't cause the car to die out though

Customer:

How do I get the dim out f and back into the car

Andy :

There are two torx-25 screws that hold the bezel around the DIM to the dash. Then the bezel pries out and there are four more T25 screws holding the DIM in place. I think I have some pictures somewhere, one moment

Customer:

not sure if you got this question - how do I get it out and back into the car

Andy :

I did and I replied:



There are two torx-25 screws that hold the bezel around the DIM to the dash. Then the bezel pries out and there are four more T25 screws holding the DIM in place. I think I have some pictures somewhere, one moment


Andy :

Did the pictures come through?

Andy :

Are you able to read this?

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It appears that there was a problem with the chat. Did you get my reply with pictures detailing removal?