PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
interior lights and cluster

 
Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By Glaslizy

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03 Jun 2015, 08:13 am
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 2
Default interior lights and cluster

Our 2005 convertible 2.4 turbo GT has a cluster inoperative . When we open the door the interior lights and "odometer /door" doesn't light up and cluster inoperative when started. If I remove the "iod" fuse,disconnect battery ,or other interior light fuses,on the next start it functions normally until shut off for a short time ie.a few minutes,when it is non functional again . This vehicle is an imported US unit and had a daytime running light system added which picks up its power from a blue wire near the headlight switch .Removing the fuse to that relay has no effect on the issue , however the original added fuse was corroded and overheated . The vehicle runs and drives well .
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03 Jun 2015, 10:46 am
2008ptcruzrtouring's Avatar
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 443
Default Re: interior lights and cluster

Quote:
Originally Posted by Glaslizy View Post
Our 2005 convertible 2.4 turbo GT has a cluster inoperative . When we open the door the interior lights and "odometer /door" doesn't light up and cluster inoperative when started. If I remove the "iod" fuse,disconnect battery ,or other interior light fuses,on the next start it functions normally until shut off for a short time ie.a few minutes,when it is non functional again . This vehicle is an imported US unit and had a daytime running light system added which picks up its power from a blue wire near the headlight switch .Removing the fuse to that relay has no effect on the issue , however the original added fuse was corroded and overheated . The vehicle runs and drives well .
All I can think of is the cluster being bad. But be careful, if u replace that, u gotta worry about mileage, and the title, I replaced one on a 2000 Pontiac sun fire, was reading 198,000 but when I put new cluster in, read 62,988
__________________
Proud owner of a stone white 2008 pt cruiser Custom Series with 92,xxx original miles and counting
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03 Jun 2015, 10:58 am
Handy_Cruiser's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 10,325
Default Re: interior lights and cluster

Quote:
Originally Posted by Glaslizy View Post
Our 2005 convertible 2.4 turbo GT has a cluster inoperative . When we open the door the interior lights and "odometer /door" doesn't light up and cluster inoperative when started. If I remove the "iod" fuse,disconnect battery ,or other interior light fuses,on the next start it functions normally until shut off for a short time ie.a few minutes,when it is non functional again . This vehicle is an imported US unit and had a daytime running light system added which picks up its power from a blue wire near the headlight switch .Removing the fuse to that relay has no effect on the issue , however the original added fuse was corroded and overheated . The vehicle runs and drives well .
The addition of the daytime driving lights really complicates the diagnosis. It's always possible that pulling power from the wrong source may have burned something out.

My own experience, and other reports on this forum indicate that it may just be a bad ignition switch (actuator). But it's impossible to tell based on what you know so far.

If you want, I can give you a GT cluster that I experimented with in a N/A PT. Several of the warning light bulbs are gone and it's been modified a little. But the rest worked last time I tried it. If you want to try it just to rule out a bad cluster, you can have it if you pay shipping. Just PM me if you think that might help.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 14 Jun 2015, 08:45 am
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 2
Default Re: interior lights and cluster

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2008ptcruzrtouring View Post
All I can think of is the cluster being bad. But be careful, if u replace that, u gotta worry about mileage, and the title, I replaced one on a 2000 Pontiac sun fire, was reading 198,000 but when I put new cluster in, read 62,988
Our problem was the cluster ... We had the cluster repaired by Custone Electromotive in Whitby,Ontario Canada . I had the cluster in hand but left the car so they could reinstall and check it . They found a defective integrated circuit and replaced it all for $175.00 all in .Far less than the cost of a new cluster . So it's back to happy motoring for my wife !!! Happy wife ,Happy life ... Thanks for everone's interest and suggestions .
rckstein and wingman55 like this.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
instrument cluster lights dim slash General PT Cruiser Discussions 0 25 Jul 2012 03:14 am
Has anyone changed the lights in the instrument cluster? Teknoron67 General PT Cruiser Discussions 5 10 Jul 2011 06:52 pm
cluster lights chips61 General PT Cruiser Discussions 14 18 Sep 2008 09:22 am
Instrument Cluster Lights kappa_kruiser Tech & Performance Forum 1 22 May 2008 01:03 am
instument cluster lights strangelove Interior Accessories Forum 2 16 Mar 2003 07:16 am


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:33 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors