HomeDashboardFAQSearchRiviera Questions & AnswersWrite-Ups IndexRegisterRelated LinksMemberlistLog in
Share | 
 

 Insturment Cluster outage?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
93pearlriv
Newbie


Name : Jake
Joined : 2014-04-09
Post Count : 3
Merit : 0

PostSubject: Insturment Cluster outage?   Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:46 pm

I have a 93 Riv with the digital cluster and it likes to go completely black or cut half of the lights out and just freeze up. Is there a way to fix that? I have tried messing with the plug and I have tried to replace the cluster, both to ill effect. When it goes out it is not something I can replicate as in it is not a constant thing.
Back to top Go down
Ship
Fanatic
avatar

Name : Dave
Age : 68
Location : Weymouth, MA
Joined : 2009-01-01
Post Count : 312
Merit : 12

PostSubject: Re: Insturment Cluster outage?   Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:19 am

Does "tired messing with the plug" mean you actually cleaned the backside connections and still no effect? Also, did you "try to replace the cluster" or actually replace it. If you actually replaced it, does this mean that both clusters are defective? Kinda sounds unlikely. Where did you get the second cluster from? Sounds more like just dirty connections to me.
Back to top Go down
deekster_caddy
Master


Name : Derek
Age : 45
Location : Reading, MA
Joined : 2007-01-31
Post Count : 7716
Merit : 109

PostSubject: Re: Insturment Cluster outage?   Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:11 pm

The digital displays in those are known for not lasting. I can't remember his name but there is a guy who sells them on ebay pretty regularly, who refurbishes them himself.
Back to top Go down
LARRY70GS
Aficionado
avatar

Name : Larry
Age : 61
Location : Oakland Gardens, NY
Joined : 2007-01-23
Post Count : 1517
Merit : 105

PostSubject: Re: Insturment Cluster outage?   Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:18 pm


_________________
98 Riviera SC3800  All stock except gutted air box.
1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHCda-t_Jls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfT2tEO4XcU
Back to top Go down
93pearlriv
Newbie


Name : Jake
Joined : 2014-04-09
Post Count : 3
Merit : 0

PostSubject: Re: Insturment Cluster outage?   Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:24 pm

Messing with the plug means i cleaned both ends and made sure that the ends were tight. Replacing the cluster means i bought a reman cluster off of ebay (only place i found them) and it did the same thing as the original
Back to top Go down
deekster_caddy
Master


Name : Derek
Age : 45
Location : Reading, MA
Joined : 2007-01-31
Post Count : 7716
Merit : 109

PostSubject: Re: Insturment Cluster outage?   Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:23 pm

Thanks for clarifying. It sounded like you tried but couldn't find a replacement cluster!

I don't have a service manual for one of those. I'd guess some kind of bus data information problem, but that's not very helpful for you. I do remember from our '86 that there was a module for just about everything!

Without a service manual it's back to basics - make sure ground wires are all tight and to clean terminals. Unplug and inspect connectors at the ECM (PCM?) and any modules you can find. Beyond that, try to find a service manual. It's probably cheaper than an hour's labor at the dealer.
Back to top Go down
ironclyde
Enthusiast
avatar

Name : Cody
Age : 55
Location : Tucson
Joined : 2014-01-19
Post Count : 156
Merit : 1

PostSubject: Re: Insturment Cluster outage?   Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:39 am

If it's intermittent, it probably is the power supply transistors in the cluster. I just got mine back today from Mr. Whizard. It works marvelously. If you replaced with a used unit they both probably need to be repaired.

http://www.mrwhizard.com/Repair%20Pricing.cfm#Start
Back to top Go down
Tha Great Riviera SC95
Newbie


Name : Tha Great Riviera sc95
Location : New Orleans la ....
Joined : 2014-04-15
Post Count : 6
Merit : 0

PostSubject: Re: Insturment Cluster outage?   Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:46 am

well I have a question... I have a 95sc in all of a sudden my cluster lights goes dim and they won't get brighter. and to make matters even worse my clutch lights went out n want come ON ... can any 1 tell me whats wrong?  
00:45:22
Back to top Go down
ironclyde
Enthusiast
avatar

Name : Cody
Age : 55
Location : Tucson
Joined : 2014-01-19
Post Count : 156
Merit : 1

PostSubject: Re: Insturment Cluster outage?   Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:09 am

My guess is your twilight sensor or a bad headlight switch. You may have to check the wiring behind the dash to make sure you don't have a loose connector. Good Luck!
Back to top Go down
Tha Great Riviera SC95
Newbie


Name : Tha Great Riviera sc95
Location : New Orleans la ....
Joined : 2014-04-15
Post Count : 6
Merit : 0

PostSubject: Re: Insturment Cluster outage?   Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:31 am

hey thanks Cody appreciate that if so I will be checking on it in the morning
Back to top Go down
93pearlriv
Newbie


Name : Jake
Joined : 2014-04-09
Post Count : 3
Merit : 0

PostSubject: Re: Insturment Cluster outage?   Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:28 pm

Derek

The ECM was my next thing to check and I do have the service manual but it does not have anything about a cluster outage/fix in it, and i have gone through each page.

Cody

I may have to try that. It may be possible. I mean it just is getting annoying and I love to drive the car but not when it is out haha.
Back to top Go down
 
Insturment Cluster outage?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Instrument cluster removed
» thoughts on 1987 k100rs with only 23,000 klicks
» Gauge cluster not working
» Stack Racing Gauge Cluster for 99-04 Mustangs
» instument panel cluster lights

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Riviera Performance ::   General Tech :: Interior-
Jump to: