Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-22-2019, 06:28 PM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Vermont
Posts: 8
Year: 2000
Coachwork: BlueBird
Engine: B5.9L CUMMINS
Exclamation ATTN: Assistance with Odometer Diagnosis

Hey all,

Reaching out for some help from those more knowledgable and experienced than I with instrument clusters.

I purchased my bus from another state and upon delivery realized the digital odometer wouldn't show up. Instead of taking the time then to diagnose I dove headfirst into demolition and consequently disconnected the rear heater, leaving the bus unable to start up for a while.

Fast Forward...

Upon initial inspection I noticed the section on the panel was missing a V-2 74 bulb and plastic housing so I switched out for another bulb I knew was working. no luck
I then disconnected the 16 or so pin main connector, cleaned it up, then reinserted but alas also to no avail.
As of now I am cleaning ports and connections with alcohol but not sure what is next.

Attaching pictures of my unit and the digital odometer.

Perhaps those little rubber "feet" are to blame?

I also noticed several connections or "pins," soldering points?, look as if they were resoldered so someone has messed around in here previously.

Lastly, I highly recommend EVERYONE bringing home a used school bus take their cluster out and inspect ALL BULBs!! Several of mine were crushed and I would have went a while not noticing and just trusting that the ABS system was A-okay...

Thanks in advance

P.S. Fuse is good to go
tried turning key and shining my own flashlight through hole but odometer did not have any numbers lighting up though I'm not sure that is a very effective approach to testing
Attached Images
File Type: jpg guages.jpg (177.6 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg instrument cluster.jpg (260.9 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg digital odometer.jpg (225.5 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg odometer side A.jpg (163.9 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg odometer side B.jpg (194.8 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg cluster crushed bulbs.jpg (142.6 KB, 1 views)
__________________
BluebirdBabes
BluebirdBabes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2019, 07:59 PM   #2
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Vermont
Posts: 8
Year: 2000
Coachwork: BlueBird
Engine: B5.9L CUMMINS
Complete clean with alcohol did the trick!
__________________
BluebirdBabes
BluebirdBabes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2019, 05:14 AM   #3
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,164
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas Built Bus
Chassis: Freightliner FS65
Engine: Caterpillar 3126E Diesel
Rated Cap: 71 Passenger- 30,000 lbs.
Congratulations!!!


That was quick. You reassembled the dash in less than two hours .... well, you could have been in the assembly phase when you posted the first message.
Native is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
diagnosis, instrument cluster, instrument panel, odometer

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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×