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97 plmouth Voyager speedometer
03-16-2011, 01:49 PM
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97 plmouth Voyager speedometer
Hi,
I have a 1997 Plymouth Voyager mini van. The problem started with the instruments (gas gauge,speedometer) bouncing and making a ticking sound when the ignition was turned off, then while driving down the road the gauges would bounce around, then several days later the gauges would work intermittently and stick in a position, now they don't work at all!

I hate to take this to a dealer if I can fix it!!!
Can someone help??
GB and thanks,
Terry
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03-16-2011, 09:34 PM (This post was last modified: 03-16-2011 09:41 PM by Rupe.)
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RE: 97 plmouth Voyager speedometer
In that era a dash gauge problem is common enough (so I am told) so I will attempt to walk you through the basics I discovered after fixing two of these. It seems they went through the solder bath too quickly during the manufacturing process so what you need to do is pull the instrument cluster, disassemble it, and spend some time with a soldering iron touching up the printed circuit board.

Here's a link to a thread I started last year that has pictures and such describing the "how to" part, although some of the close up shots of the circuit board will be different in your case because this one is aimed at the Grand Voyager with all of the goodies. The thread actually points to a communications issue with the anti-theft system but for the plain-jane version it's almost the same for gauge issues.... all caused by the same poor solder joints.

BTW, you can buy the circuit board from the dealer (big $$$) or you can learn how do it yourself with some practice. Just be aware that the parts on the board DO NOT like heat so work quickly on each joint to aviod propblems.

http://www.autowebrepair.com/forum/uploa...p?tid=2083

Let us know if this helps.
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