Next, had it to Dodge dealership, after technician going through it, determined that the instrument cluster is bad and needs replaced. an expensive $950.00 retail.
I opted out for a used one for $200.00. However, I have changed it over to this one and still have the battery drain problem of 1.0 amp on fuse 51 when i check. it is at a proper range of 0.11 amps when fuse 51 unfused.
Whats the likelihood of having two failed clusters now in row?
So to take step farther. On back of instrument panel when changing it had three connections on back for cluster one (white 26 way), cluster two (grey 16 way) and cluster three (grey 26 way).
After testing both clusters (original and used one), plugging in just various connections. I have determined when I keep cluster three (grey 26 way) unplugged from back of instrument panel, on both of the clusters. the draw on fuse 51 is proper (not the 1 amp draw)..
Does this mean for sure that both instrument panel clusters are bad altogether or maybe an element that cluster three (grey 26 way) controls may be draining and be the problem. Or is it the instrument panel responsible for turning off all power to those elements when turning off vehicle?
Also, one of the elements listed for cluster three connection on this website: http://www.justanswer.com/dodge/7wjkk-dodge-ram-1500-need-wiring-diagram-instrument.html is a horn switch sense. And i currently have a horn problem. it works yes, but i have to keep the horn fuse unplugged in the fuse panel or the horn will constantly honk a continuous honk. Could this be related to the instrument cluster three problem?
I just find it extra hard to believe that i have now tried two instrument clusters and this cluster three (on back of instrument cluster) is the issue with both? Any help or suggestions? I am getting tired of having to unplug fuse 51 every night. :(
have the same problem?
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 AT 3:45 PM