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2005 9-3 Aero: Dashboard..gauge..headlights, remain on, brakes ok

Customer Question

2005 9-3 Aero Convertible recently started Dashboard Flashing on and off, speed gauge, fuel level, all the lights come on and then off, acts normal for a few minutes and then starts to do it again. No issue with engine noise of function, e.g., car drives, headlights, remain on, brakes ok.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  danny replied 7 years ago.

If you plan on doing this work your self let me know. but you may have a bad connection or the connection isnt tight or a shorted wire. here is a pin out.



Instrument Lighting

Instrument Lighting

Fault symptoms
Instrument lighting not working.

Diagnostic help

  • The lighting can be activated with the diagnostic tool.
  • Information on the instrument lighting comes from SID.

Check the wiring harness
Jiggle the wiring harness at several points and in different directions to detect intermittent breaks and short-circuits in the leads. Observe the multimeter, test lamp or diagnostic tool during the test.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
where is the harness that needs to be jiggled with ?
Expert:  danny replied 7 years ago.

Its in back of the I P cluster.



Its a job. here is a pdf