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Trouble with cluster on 2004 Chrysler pt cruiser JA: Sometimes

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Trouble with cluster on 2004 Chrysler pt cruiser
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Customer: Car has been stood for a while, cluster does not work and also interior lights. Fitted new battery but still a problem.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Fuse, lamps, charged battery, shorted battery leads together, disconnected battery for 5 minutes.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!You have a couple different issues going on. You may have a wiring or ignition switch issue causing the instrument cluster problem or it could be an internal cluster issue. The interior lights could be wiring, bulbs, or possibly the switch.There is no response from the instrument cluster at all, it is just as if the key is off?Have you checked the dimmer to make sure the interior lights haven't been turned off?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello,The boot hatch and fog light indicators on the cluster illuminate but nothing else. using the left hand stalk to operate the lights doesnt work either.Bulbs all good in the dome and the boot area.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Does the radio work?Do the power locks work?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes an yes
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Have the instrument cluster power and ground feeds been tested?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes, there is 13+V at the supply pin to the cluster when the engine is running, vehicle chassis used for ground. I have not specifically checked for the resisitance to ground but as the rest of the vehicle electrics work do you thinkt his would be an issues.?We have had the cluster out and looked over the PCB, no visible hot spots or burns. All contacts and board have been cleaned with suitable cleaning agent.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Only one wire to the cluster has power with the key on?