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Old 11-29-2007, 10:10 PM
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Default odometer reads 999999 and nall gauges are inop.

I have a 1998 Frontier 2.4L 5mt 4x4 SE .
When I drove it home all the gauges were pinned at full and the odom read 9999999.
I drove it home and unplugged the battery for 15 min.
Plugged it back in and the gauges were normal and so was the odom.
So I thought nothing of it.
I woke up this morning to warm the truck up for work and there pinned again.
I drove it to work 10 miles and shut it off.
Went out to check it again .
Put the key in and started it and the gauges are normal now.
What gives????
It now does this everyday.

Water temp reads full hot
Gas gauge reads full and odometer reads 9999999.
Coincidentally the AIR Bag light is flashing aswell.
tried the key on off 3 time deal and that didnt clear the air bag light.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:47 AM
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SNIP..all the gauges were pinned at full and the odom read 9999999...SNIP
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Since your description leads one to believe that your Instrument Panel seems to be affected by heat (connections contract) and cold (connections expand) - I would reach behind the Instrument Cluster and make sure all the connection are firmly in place.

I pulled (below) a copy of your Instrument Panel from your Service Manual Section EL - Electrical System.

Hope this helps...
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:16 AM
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Excellent , thank you.
Unfortunately know its intermittent and unpredictable.
Sometimes when I start it it will be fine and sometimes not.
Its about 50/50 right now.
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:34 PM
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Well Mr Wizard , we are going to see just how proficient you are at cluster repair, LOL.
I have shipped my cluster off to you via Westphall Automotive of Salem Oregon.
I paid for the 5 yr warranty.
Thank you in advance.
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:38 AM
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Mr. Whizard Here: we received and repaired your unit. It is on its way back to you. All is well again. Thank You for your business. Mr. Whizard Technical Services - Instrument Cluster Repair, Speedometer Repair, Odometer Repair and Digital Dash Repair
Can you share what you found?
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:02 AM
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Sure: Corrupted Configuration/Memory IC.
Thanks!

We sure do get a lot of cluster problems.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:10 PM
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:20 PM
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Pls help, i have the same problem with my nissan pathfinder,the guages show max reading,the odometer shows 999999, my tach and speedometer wont move beyond 2mph and worst part my mechanic cannot figure out the problem. I live outside the US and parts are hard to come by, what can i check and do to resolve this?
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try the links, send it off and have it repaired
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Old 09-25-2008, 04:33 AM
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Man... That a cluster!
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Cause is bad solder joints, especially to the large (long black) IC chip.
Solution is to have any proficient electronics technician (does NOT have to be auto) to resolder.

You can do this yourself...need some basic soldering skills, flux and IPA to remove flux once done.

But best left to an electronics technician that knows how to resolder bad joints.

Do NOT disassemble the speedo (eg. do NOT remove the needle). All contacts are accesible.

To test, identify the "BATT", GROUND and IGNITION contact screws..clearly marked on the flexible printed circuit of the cluster housing. Match these with the same screw mount holes of the speedo unit.

(The speedo unit is also the brains behind running the other gauges..thus why they go haywire).

GROUND to GROUND and +12V to the BATT wil simulate the speedo in normal mode (switched off). Then jumper 12V to the IGNITION to simulate turning the key.

You should see the ODOMETER display (it may be 999999..) . Switch off and then start cleaning up the solder contacts.

In my case, I did not have to replace ANY components (such as the two NTE152 transistors).

Ensure the IPA is dried off before powering on. You will get erratic odometer readings. But in my case, this completely restored functionality (including the current mileage).

This issue is common to many Nissan's. In my case it was for a '98 Maxima..first intermittently and then 100% always 999999, with gauges pegged and, when running, the speedo and tacho barely moving (tacho would flutter off the stop).

Ensure you carefully remove the speedo instrument from the housing, noting the flexible cable at top. If in doubt, send the whole cluster off to a relevant shop. But if you get the speedo out..it's easy for any circuit board technician to fix by resoldering.
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