Removed cluster to replace burned bulbs now issues with speedometer!

Discussion in 'General Tech' started by iponnet22, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. iponnet22

    iponnet22 New Member

    Hi, some of the bulbs on my 2000 Ranger XLT where out on the instrument cluster panel so I took it out and replaced the bad bulbs put it back and than noticed the speedometer wasnt working, so I figured it was one of the connectors that wasnt seating well and took it out again and reconnected everything and naturally now I dont have signal lights or brake lights for that matter...lol is there a relay that controls both these things?

    After driving my car for a while I noticed a cel for P0500 which is a VSS so I went ahead and replaced that but still no speedometer!! Did I brake something while removing the panel? I looked closely at the connectors and all the diodes in the back of the cluster nothing seems broken or twisted out of place as far as I can tell!

    Does the speedometer need to be reset somehow? any help appreciated, thanks
  2. SalRanger2

    SalRanger2 Ranger Lover

    id say check your fuses, but anything more than that idk
  3. 03crewcab

    03crewcab Real Trucks Rattle

    Have you tried disconnecting/reconnecting the battery?
  4. Shawn

    Shawn Cranky old man

    Pull the cluster and examine each bulb. Maybe one is shorted out somehow. Even on new bulbs this happens. It's easy for the wires on wedge bulbs to short out.

    Check the wires going to the cluster connectors. Maybe a wire or 2 pulled out of the connector.

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