94 Accord. Dashboard stopped working.

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Guest, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    All the sudden none of my dashboard gauges work. I can't shift out of
    park either. Fuse 1 is blown. I've replaced the fuse but as soon as I
    start the car, the guages and lights turn on for a second and then the
    fuse blows again. Even if I don't turn the engine on, just turn the key
    part way to use the battery, it blows. My manual says Fuse 1 is for
    back up lights and turn signals. The bulbs look fine. What else can I
    look at?

    Thanks, all suggestions appreciated.
    Guest, Oct 29, 2005
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    While I'm thinking about it, is it possible to unplug the gauge cluster
    without taking everything apart? Would this tell me if it's a short in
    the cluster if i can unplug it and it doesn't blow the fuse next time?
    Just curious. Thanks.
    Guest, Oct 29, 2005

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    First questions I'd ask are: Is the stereo original, and have you had
    any accidents with the Accord? How long have you had the car and what's
    the mileage?

    The dash board is terribly easy to remove / unplug. Were all your
    exterior lights working correctly before this started?

    'Curly Q. Links', Oct 29, 2005
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi Curly. Yes, the stereo is original. No accidents since i've had
    it... about 7 years now. Mileage is 180k. Brake lights, headlights and
    turn signals definitely worked. I'm not sure about the back up lights
    since I couldn't see them. Can't check now either since the fuse keeps
    blowing. I tried unplugging all the connections to the lights to see if
    one of them was causing a short but the fuse still blew. This is about
    the extent of my automotive trouble shooting skills. Thanks for

    Guest, Oct 30, 2005
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