JP Long story here. After we ran power to the cluster, all seemed to be fine. However , after a heavy rain, the cluster stopped functioning ( the brake lights seemed to work fine) and the fuse we put in ( 5 amps) had blown, which I replaced.
I noticed that the drains from the grill below the windshield wipers ( both sides that drain through tubes) were not attached and water was dripping into the engine compartment by the fire wall- both sides. So i reattached with duct tape and after alot of water and then a mild rain, all systems seemed to work fine.
Last night it rained heavily from about 2 a.m. til now and this morning the battery was dead. When I jumped the car, it started, the cluster works fine BUT the brakes lights are now on all the time.
,I presume the car shorted somewhere due to moisture last night, the brake light went on and killed the battery. Upon jumping the car the cluster works fine.
So I presume there is still a short somewhere that causes the brake lights to go on ( sometimes) when there is alot of moisture in the air. ALSO, I just noticed that the fan motor ( heater fan) remains on very low speed when there is no fan power switch on, and even when the car is turned off altogether.
So JP I seem to have quite an electrical problem. The cluster works fine and when the air is dry all is fine but with a lot of moisture in the air there is a problem.
What do ya think?