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Evening. For the last few months the instrument panel lights have been randomly filckering on and off. If the stay off then a slight nudge of the dimmer dial will bring them back to life. I though it may be a problem with the dimmer dial potentiometer but I bought a second hand one and that has the same problem although I suppose that could also be faulty. Does anyone have any idea as to what the fault could be? Thanks
 

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Hello

I also have the same problem. I believe it is not the dimmer switch because the lights increases and decreases normally
 

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Thats true. Cant really think what it could be as it only takes a very minor tap on the dimmer switch to cause the flicker. I actually opened up my original dimmer potentiometer to see if there was something obvious but TBH I dont really know what I would be looking for.
I'm thinking about bypassing the dimmer so as the cluster is always at full but I cant seem to find a pin out for the cluster connector
 

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I searched online a lot and found that another guy on a different car had the same problem and he disconnected the battery pols rubbed them on the inside and the problem was fixed. I did the same and post the result.
 

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Also try to adjust the brightness from the dimmer while you keep at least 2500 rpm. When i do this on my car the problem almost disapperas.
 

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Well I installed the replacement 2nd hand cluster using my original Dimmer dial and the cluster works fine so its not a fault with the dimmer like I thought. Really dont know what it could be.
 

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I searched online a lot and found that another guy on a different car had the same problem and he disconnected the battery pols rubbed them on the inside and the problem was fixed. I did the same and post the result.



Can you elaborate on this babos. I dont really know what you mean?
 

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I have tried to disconnect the battery rubbed the battery cables from the car with a sandpaper as i' ve seen from a video of another car that had a similar problem with ours but unfortunately nothing happend. I don't know what else to do. I am thinking to order a new dash from honda.
 

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Also to add a comment to my previous post. I found a youtube video with a guy that has a similar problem to ours. I sending the link of the video to check it out and tell me your opinion.

Also try to check if the problem exists in high rpm, because in my car the problem dissappears after 3500 rpm


Thank you
 

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Thanks. I've watched that clip before but I think its a different problem. I did find this post


https://www.civinfo.com/#/topics/288761?page=1


Its seems like exactly the same orobkem as ours but unfortunately the original poster had to send his panel away to get fixed. I have posted on the page to ask him if he was informed of the problem. A new instrument panel from Honda would cost a lot of money. I will look into the probkem more but I may just try and pick up another 2nd hand panel with mileage near to what mine is at and just swap them over
 

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Im trying to get the PCB out of the panel to have a look at the LED that illuminates the rev counter but I can see a way to get it off. It would be usefull to have a diagram for the PCB as well
 
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