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'98 V70 Instrument cluster dead?

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'98 V70 Instrument cluster dead?

Post by Slum88 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:25 pm

Hello all, I have a '98 v70 awd and it seems as if the cluster is dead. The tach works but the other gauges dont. I thought maybe the instrument cluster it self is bad but I see the gas gauge move just a bit when i turn the key. Also bought a scan gauge tool to monitor my gas/trip/speedometer but it also did not work. Any thoughts? The temperature does work in the lcd screen but nothing else.

(I have replaced the abs module since the abs light is on but that didnt change anything.)



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Re: '98 V70 Instrument cluster dead?

Post by E Showell » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:34 pm

A bad ABS module can cripple a lot of gauge functions.


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