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Old 12 Jan 2013, 01:37 pm
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Replaced the battery in my 2003 PT Cruiser. Had to rewire because the previous owners had put in a side terminal battery. Once rewired, I hooked up the battery, but the terminals got switched. Quickly found this out and switched them to the correct terminals. Turned on my car and got a "no fuse". All fuses were fine except the IOD fuse which was replaced and fixed the "no fuse" problem. Now the problems I am having are the check engine and battery lights come on and I have no lights coming from my speedometer or any other gauges and I have no lights coming from my radio except for the display. I messed with the MFS, but it doesn't do anything but turn on the dome lights. Could this be a problem with the IPC?

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Old 12 Jan 2013, 01:42 pm
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Possibly. What's an IPC ???
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Old 12 Jan 2013, 02:31 pm
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Instrument Panel Cluster.
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Instrument Panel Cluster.
As I said, possibly. I think you might have blown more than the IOD fuse when you hooked up the battery the wrong way. Have you checked the internal fuses like the No#10 for the Cluster or No#13 for the Radio?

Also, if the battery light is on, you might want to check the #A11 fuseable link for the Alternator (although I'm not sure where it is) and check for fault codes in the computer if the check engine lights came on. Here's how to do that:

How to retrieve fault codes.
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Old 25 Mar 2013, 05:51 pm
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So, I know it's been awhile since I posted this, but I found the fuse that was blown and replaced it, although I still do not have dash lights or tail lights when I turn on my headlights. Everything else works (headlights, turn signals, break lights, and hazards), so I had thought that it was the MFS, but after buying a new one and replacing it it did not fix my problem. Is there something I am missing? Something that I need to check?
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Old 27 Mar 2013, 04:55 am
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Did you turn the thingie on the turn signal stalk? Check the taillight bulbs? Just trying to be optimistic.
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Old 27 Mar 2013, 11:04 am
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I did turn the dimmer switch and that does nothing but turn my dome light on and off. I haven't checked the bulbs yet, but I will do that later today. Any other suggestions? Things that I can possibly look at today?
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Old 28 Mar 2013, 02:11 am
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I would run a jumper wire at the steering column. See 'horn and radio screen' , page 1, Jensenpro, jpg images. Both light systems go thru the MFS. Carefully check the pin connectors for corrosion, height, or damage at the MFS. Also, recheck the fuses. Without a test light and a specific wiring diagram, it is difficult to diagnose.
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Old 25 Sep 2013, 08:21 pm
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did you figure this issue out? im having the exact same issue(no dash and parking lamps in the rear) and its driving me nuts
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I still do not have dash lights or tail lights when I turn on my headlights.
Unless I'm mistaken....Both of those are on separate circuits from the fuse panel.
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