‘94 Cluster repair(s) for random speedo blackouts
Ever since purchasing my wagon the display has been intermittently blanking out.
Nothing would trigger it, sometimes short duration, sometimes not.
It was never 100% blackout, something was still always displayed.
Like just trip meter, just mileage, but always the speedo would blank out.
I did the pull & clean deal, no change. Saw thread on bad daughter board pin solder that wasn’t it either.
Yesterday I pulled it again because it was acting up worse.
On careful inspection believe I finally located the issue?
The lower display panel connector solder joints on backside of circuit board.
With magnification there were several joints that looked suspect.
There were what appeared to be circular cracks very hard to see, and impossible spot without magnifying.
So I removed old solder & resoldered all of them.
On reassembly the display seems brighter so I am hopeful this is finally the “fix”.
I’ll post an update after car gets enough road time to verify.
None of the other solder joints appeared to be in need of rework that I saw.
If you have a similar issue an inspection w/ a magnifying glass may be way to go.