Jan 23, 2016 (4 years ago)
Transit Dash not reading correctly or not at all. (Photo 6707)
Remove the upper and lower Steering Wheel Cowl’s. The upper un-clips and the lower is held by 3 screw’s.
Remove the two screws that go upwards holding the cowl around the Instrument cluster – you need a short X screwdriver for this.
There are two screws holding the lower edge of this cowl also to be removed – I used a small ratchet with a X screwdriver tip. (Photo 6710)
This cowl can now be removed upwards. (Photo 6711)
The Instrument cluster is held in place by two X screws – remove these and the cluster is now free. (Photo 6712 & 13) Bring the L/h side of the cluster forward and allow the R/h side to drop back in to the opening and you will get access to the one connector which is on the back of the cluster. (Photo 6714 & 15) There is a blackish coloured clip to be prised up and across gently. The Grey connector block will now be free to disconnect from the cluster. (Photo 6717) Now carefully remove the Instrument cluster out to the right and you have it free. (Photo 6719)
Remove the Black cover from the back of the cluster by gently lifting the clips.You now have access to the circuit board at the back of the cluster.
There were several dark spots around soldering locations on the circuit board – I got a dry clean cloth and wiped these clean. They seemed to have a build up of condensation / gunge around them. (Photo 6720, 21 & 22) This wiped off freely – do not use too much force.
I also took the opportunity to remove the Perspex front from the cluster and gave it a good clean both inside and out. (Photo 6723) Two of these clips are hard to undo – I slipped a small flat tipped screwdriver under them and pressed the glass finger through.
Put the Perspex front and black cover back on the cluster – insert it back into position and connect the Grey connector back in position. My Mileometer and clock were back immediately – no more broken lines – the only downside being that I gained 100,000 Miles on the Mileometer. I started and test drove the Van – Rev Counter, Speedo and Temperature Gauge worked as normal. (Photo 6724 & 31)
Now work backwards and re-install all the bit’s above.
This seems to have sorted my issue I cannot promise it will do the same for your’s.
The photo's are available but I did not get an option to post them.