Installation --------------- The first thing you need to do is disassemble the dashboard so you can remove the instrument cluster to work on it. Any help is greatly appreciated Ah, I knew I'd seen a thread about this recently - it just wasn't on spot. Just to add to this one do the power door locks work keyless entry work? Test them per the instructions below, and you're done. To do any further testing, you would need a voltmeter or a test light, so you could chase down this power loss. The main computer iwould worry about being able to talk to is the body control module. Remove panel on left side of dash. I'll show you a picture of that later.
If you look at the pic of the cluster I posted above, the bulbs all by themselves on the left and right side are for the gauges. The plastic gauge facings are tinted to provide color where needed. If you have a Gen3 2000-2002 S-series Saturn, and you notice that some bulbs in the instrument cluster appear to no longer work, then you need to replace some, if not all, of the small light bulbs in your instrument cluster. They are not marked in any way, so you need to test them. Since 1918, Dorman Products has supplied the automotive aftermarket with high-quality replacement parts, hardware and fasteners. Mileage does not work, trip computer does.
I put it on the bench today and I found a surprising note. Go on you tube an watch videos on basic electrical testing an voltage drop testing. The L-Series changed to white face gauges with orange needles in 2003 and the Vue did the same in 2004. Headlight low beam, right 15A. If fuse is good try turning dimmer dial on left side of dash, it may be turned down just below gas guage Oct 15, 2014 Hi Rblack, As the fuses are all okay the most likely cause is that the bulbs that illuminate the instrument panel have blown.
Other indicators like your parking brake light, airbag light, etc. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. We email tracking numbers to customers once orders have shipped, provided a valid email address is on file. If you understand rheostats, perhaps you can test the dimmer. To figure out what the hell that means you have to look at the inside of the cover to the fuse box. To do this, grab a standard 9V battery.
Not everytime but they do sometimes. The dimmer switch may have failed open. On both the right and left sides of the black housing that goes around the radio and air controls, there is a circle with another circle inside of it, push in the middle circle, this will release the clips, remove those. Carefully lift front edge of instrument panel upper trim panel. Now, it should look like this: Here, you can see the 10 bulbs with blue bases. Regards John Sep 09, 2012 Hello it sounds like a ground or connection problem to you dash cluster.
More then likely you'll need to have your instrument cluster fixed or replaced. Headlight high beam, left 10A. Stepper motors are what move the needles to the desired position. So what gauges are inop? Parking lights left, side marker left 5A. I haven't had the work done yet I have a 1998 Saab 900S with 130K so if anyone has any other ideas about this I would love to know what they are. The only bulb in a Gen3 that's tinted is the odometer bulb. Parking lights right, side marker right 5A.
Though now I'm a pro at getting that sucker out. So all this is my best guess as all the lights in the cluster for like service engine or showing that the high beams are on all still work it's just the lights that associate with the dimmer switch like accessories or cluster ect thanks for the above post to try n help Actually the cluster was working fine til I went to replace the cigarette lighter n it has a light so when I went to cut the wires n install the new one I accidentally let the two wires for the light touch each other an ones hot n the other for the dimmer and now the cluster lights n all the lights attached to the dimmer switch are out. I thank y'all for your help Well I actually took out the dimmer switch found the hot wire the dim wire n the ground n if I hook the dim n ground together without the switch then the cluster lights gear shift lights and everything else connected to the dimmer switch works so it was the dimmer switch that went out now the problem is finding one by tomorrow as I'm in southern Utah fixing my exs car if I have to order one then ill just send a vid on how to replace the switch if needed lol but I'm sure she can figure it out if needed. Enter vehicle info , make , model an year ,plus engine size. The white one is the odometer.
The white one is the odometer. As such, you don't need to buy tinted bulbs for a Gen3. Take it for a test drive. All I can see at night right now is maybe half of the speedometer. As such, you don't need to buy tinted bulbs for a Gen3.
Swap a gray for a blue and no problems :P. Orders are shipped from Minnesota, ensuring a reasonable shipping time frame to both coasts as well as the areas in-between. You guys need to remember that there is a tech section. If it doesn't light up, reverse the connection. The diagram is on the back of the fuse panel cover. Tell them that you are having issues with your radio being locked.
Then, you might have a bad headlight switch. Sometimes they can do it over the phone. Question is- What's the difference between the two and will I have any problems down the road having swapped the two? My guess is the dimmer switch is out or there's one of those damned secondary fuses somewhere under the dash I'm going to bypass the dimmer switch by finding the hot wire. The exact carrier and service used is calculated once the order is packaged for shipment. About generic fuses, open the driver side door. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box.