Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN
96 Caprice LT1 speedometer fading now gone
I thought I had found the fix for this in another thread on this forum, but I think I misunderstood that the 96 Impala fix (resistor failure) would work on my '96 Caprice.
The speedometer would fade out occasionally every once in awhile, but I could rap the plastic gauge cover with my knuckles and it would always come back on. Gradually it happened more and more, now it's just out for good no matter how much smacking.
There are no resistors on the back of my gauge cluster circuit board. I already took the speedo part out, saw 2 of the pins (one top and one on the bottom) were pushed in, so I gently pulled them back out. Put speedometer back in and no joy. ??? What am I missing? Please help me...
Guess I'm gonna wipe down the contacts with alcohol on back of the speedo board as well as the springy contacts in the gauge cluster and put it all back together again and see what happens as I don't know what else I can do...been searching this forum and the intarweb for hours and don't see any fixes other than what I just mentioned. Again I thought it was the resistor thing but apparently that's only on 96 Impalas, correct me if I'm wrong.
Please please help...
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