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#1 greenregalgs

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 01:20 AM

Thanks to DigitalOutsider for providing me with a picture!!!:)

Odometer/tripometer, DIC and/or "PRND21" display out or really dim?? Here's the fix. Just takes some patience and some good soldering skills.

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Replace only where the resistors are shown. You can buy these resistors at Radio Shack and they come in packs of 5.

Radio Shack Part # 271-1109

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 02:26 AM

Thank you very much! I knew those pictures would come in handy :wink:

You know, I was looking at those exact things, and I was wondering if they could be the problem. Then I couldn't figure out what they even were. LOL.

Oh well, I'll stop by radioshack after work and pick up some resistors.
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Posted 08 May 2006 - 02:36 AM

Thank you very much! I knew those pictures would come in handy :wink:

You know, I was looking at those exact things, and I was wondering if they could be the problem. Then I couldn't figure out what they even were. LOL.

Oh well, I'll stop by radioshack after work and pick up some resistors.

No problem. All I needed this whole time was a darn picture! :lol: I had one when I first took mine out back in late September/early October, but the picture was crap!

Again, thank you!
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Posted 08 May 2006 - 02:37 AM

Anytime :D
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Posted 08 May 2006 - 02:40 AM

Nice writeup...how often do these go out?
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Posted 08 May 2006 - 01:40 PM

nice writeup
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Posted 08 May 2006 - 05:40 PM

Nice writeup...how often do these go out?

It's pretty common for them to go out from what I've heard. I've had lots of members ask me to do a write-up since I fixed mine in October.
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Posted 09 May 2006 - 08:06 PM

Just out of curiousity and i don't consider myself dumb (but i did slack through both of my engineering electronics courses) how did you determine those were the resistors that were bad? Or should i say what led you to beleive those created the problem? I'm guessing you simply tested all of them and found the ones that no longer had any resistance were bad and required replacement. Thanks
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Posted 09 May 2006 - 08:23 PM

Just out of curiousity and i don't consider myself dumb (but i did slack through both of my engineering electronics courses) how did you determine those were the resistors that were bad? Or should i say what led you to beleive those created the problem? I'm guessing you simply tested all of them and found the ones that no longer had any resistance were bad and required replacement. Thanks

Those are the ones that fell out after removing the cluster from the dash. Not only that, but if you use a magnifying glass, you can see where the old solder points were broke.
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Posted 09 May 2006 - 08:44 PM

Are those resistors actually faulty or do they just need to be resoldered, as is the case with the Climate Control?
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Posted 09 May 2006 - 09:10 PM

Are those resistors actually faulty or do they just need to be resoldered, as is the case with the Climate Control?

I believe it's just the soldering points, but for a couple of bucks you replace them and solder them in, and you won't have to worry about them ever again (hopefully). In my case, they just fell out. In DigitalOutsider's case they stayed intact.

I just suggested buying new ones to save myself and yourself the headache.
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Posted 09 May 2006 - 09:54 PM

Anyone wanna fix mine for me? I've never soldered anything.. and my PRND321 and DIC go dim, full bright, and or just off randomly. :cry:
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Posted 09 May 2006 - 09:57 PM

Hey, Eric, great write-up. However, something is missing... Can you possibly do a write-up for the removal of the cluster?
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Posted 09 May 2006 - 10:14 PM

Hey, Eric, great write-up. However, something is missing... Can you possibly do a write-up for the removal of the cluster?

Removal of the whole unit or just the board?
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Posted 09 May 2006 - 10:31 PM

Hey, Eric, great write-up. However, something is missing... Can you possibly do a write-up for the removal of the cluster?

heres a link that may help http://www.regalgs.o...der=asc&start=0
ii havent been back there for awhile, but one the whole cluster is removed, there are various clips that when undone seperate the unit into seperate pieces

is there anyway of changing the color of the green digital information (driver info, gearindicator)?
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Posted 09 May 2006 - 11:13 PM

Hey, Eric, great write-up. However, something is missing... Can you possibly do a write-up for the removal of the cluster?

heres a link that may help http://www.regalgs.o...der=asc&start=0
ii havent been back there for awhile, but one the whole cluster is removed, there are various clips that when undone seperate the unit into seperate pieces

is there anyway of changing the color of the green digital information (driver info, gearindicator)?

As far as I know, no. You can change the bulbs that light up the cluster.
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Posted 09 May 2006 - 11:17 PM

Hey, Eric, great write-up. However, something is missing... Can you possibly do a write-up for the removal of the cluster?

heres a link that may help http://www.regalgs.o...der=asc&start=0
ii havent been back there for awhile, but one the whole cluster is removed, there are various clips that when undone seperate the unit into seperate pieces

is there anyway of changing the color of the green digital information (driver info, gearindicator)?

As far as I know, no. You can change the bulbs that light up the cluster.


bummer...yea already changed the bulbs
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Posted 10 May 2006 - 12:48 AM

heres a link that may help http://www.regalgs.o...der=asc&start=0
ii havent been back there for awhile, but one the whole cluster is removed, there are various clips that when undone seperate the unit into seperate pieces

That'll do it. Thanks! :)
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Posted 18 May 2006 - 04:54 PM

You CAN change the color of the DIC/odometer/HVAC using different methods, but I won't share mine until I'm positive it works so people don't go out and waste their time. Experiment, though!
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Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:18 PM

Any success on the colors?

Well, I was also wondering how well things went on the fix. I'm curious.
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