What causes intermittent or dark reading on digital speedo display for 1985 regal?

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The most likely cause of 'dark' and 'intermittent' responses from a digital display is when the individual bulbs at the back are making bad electrical connection with the ribbon-loom

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On 1985 corvette digital read out is 11.5 with red bar. took voltage reading with motor running got nothing on connector or the two terminals on top the other reading was about 12v at the big one?

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check the crank shaft actuator?

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Change bulb How in the world do you change a bulb on a digital display?

Usually you don't as they don't usually have bulbs.

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What causes windshield wipers to work intermittently?

The windshield wiper blades have one speed When the relay is faulty, the windshield wipers will only work at the same speed that the last relay signal was sent.If you make a change in the settings and the wipers don't react, it's most likely due to a malfunction in the intermittent wiper relay.

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Are Regals reliable cars to own or must high mileage for example above 100K Regals be avoided?

Knowing the car history would be a big factor for me. If it wasn't maintained, I wouldn't touch it. What part of the country is it from, the North is brutal on older cars. How it is costing you? Any car at the right price is good. What condition is it in? Have an independent repair shop check it ...

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What causes intermittent pinging on acceleration on your 97 Lincoln Town Car?

Using too low an octane fuel, incorrect timeing, or carbon buildup. Timing isn't adjustable on the 97 so I would say it is carbon buildup and too low octane or cheap quality fuel. I have gotten "93" octane at cheapy places and still had pinging but gotten regular or mid grade at better stations a...

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What causes high CO readings?

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What could cause intermittent hesitation in a car?

Intermittent hesitation in a car could be caused by many things. The fuel filter, the EFI, and spark plugs might be the cause. A loose wire can also cause this. Newer cars have many plugs and connectors that could have come loose.

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What could be the likely causes of ABS warning on intermittently?

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What could cause intermittent starting problems in a Daewoo?

Intermittent starting problems in a Daewoo vehicle might be caused by a number of things. The ignition module is a good place to start. Check for broken or loose wires. Also check the spark plug sensors, the battery, the MAP sensor and the EGR valve.

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What causes a reduced power message to display on my 2008 Colorado dash?

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What would cause fuel gauge bad reading?

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Can new tires cause wrong reading on the car speedometer?

Yes, tires that are larger or smaller in diameter than original factory size will cause a car's speedometer to be wrong.

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What causes your electronic digital dash to go out on dashboard?

check your fuses. it is most likely the fuse that goes to your electronic digital dash.

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What causes a speedometer to read error?

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What causes right side front wheel on 1985 GM to lock up?

Could be,a frozen/sticky brake caliper,an internally collapsed brake hose,a pinched brake line,

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What is ther cause of Peugoet 106 XN speedo not functioning?

speed cable or speed sensor

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What causes a 1996 Oldsmobile aurora low oil pressure display off and on and occasionally shut off while stopped or moving slow?

LOW OIL PRESSURE. Serious engine damage will occur if you keep driving this car in this condition. First thing to do is check oil level. If it is OK, then I would change the oil and install a GM, AC/Delco filter. If that does not correct the situation, check the oil pressure sending unit and see ...

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What size wrench or tools are needed to remove a starter on a 1985 Chevy Celebrity?

I am not familiar with this car specifically. However, most starters are held in place by 2 or 3 bolts that go through the starter and into the transmission bell housing. You will likely need a 3/8 drive ratchet, possibly an extension or universal joint, and a range of sockets/wrenches anywhere f...

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Why on a 1990 town car the distance to empty will sometime read CO on a digital dash what does this mean?

It means Completly Out of gas. It means that you fuel gages is bad each bar stands for 1 gallon if you have 2 on top and to on bottom you are getting a wrong reading it has been happening to me for 5 years but does work after I drive for 50 miles I over filled it to many times

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What regulations govern display of the tag or decal on vehicles?

Each US state has their own rules for displaying tags and decals on vehicles. Ask the question again for a specific state.

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Where is the fuse for digital clock on Mazda B2600?

It should be in the fuse panel either under the dash on drivers side or in or behind glove compartment. It may be with the radio, but not necessarily.

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What sort of fuel does my 1985 pug 205 gti run on Unleaded or leaded?

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What can cause an intermittent starting problem in a 1993 Ford Taurus?

The blue symbol on the grill. It's oval. Trade it in!!

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1998 Honda civic manual shift driving heavy rain suddenly Speedo displays no or erratic movement and check engine light came on at the same time AutoZone code bad02 sensors both 3cyl misfire vssbad?

I have a similar problem with a 98 civic, did you find the problem?

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What would cause gauges on a car instrument panel to read erratically?

In drivng a jacked up truck, my gauges very seldom read right. For one, if you have a lifted or lowered car or truck, the gausges are going to be slightly off. 2. your alternador may be going bad or have a loose battery wire.

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What could cause high hydrocarbon readings on a vehicle smog inspection test?

running rich, cause by bad O2 sensor and/or bad cats.

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What causes gas gauge reading empty and car not start?

This is a common malfunction that happens when the vehicle gas tank runs out of fuel.

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You need an OBD2 reader which plugs into the standard socket fitted to all modern cars. Typically, this will have a USB connection which you plug into the carputer or laptop. You also need software to display the information on screen. Check the OBD2 Link shown for a full explanation of how to go...

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First off its a gauge not Gage and second the engine overheating would be the culprit their, genius.

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What is wrong on a 1995 Lincoln Town car with the digital dash the speedometer and all associated functions read at 0?

First try the vehicle speed sensor, it's mounted at the transmission's tail end. Very easy to remove. If you replace it your spedo can be off by 10% so you have to calibrate the system (by a dealer).

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What is the most likely cause of high hydrocarbon readings?

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What does the first digit P stand for on a british car number plate?

The P stands for 459BC55 years old

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What happens if your supercharger belt snaps on your 2000 regal?

your engine should still work but you will need to buy a new belt

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Speedo not working on ford focus garage cant find whats wrong help?

It ain't rocket science... If the garage can't find it, take it to a different garage. Obviously you have a mechanic that doesn't know what he's doing. The list of possible problems isn't that large, and anyone who is half a mechanic should be able to isolate the problem and figure it out quickly...

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What can one find displayed on a car dashboard?

It depends on the make and model of the car but at the very least you should find your speed and your fuel level displayed. Most cars also display a tachometer, oil gauge, temperature gauge, and battery (charging) gauge.

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What needs to be displayed on commercial vehicles?

The markings need to be displayed on both sides of the vehicle, including: The legal name or single trade name of the company operating the vehicle, and.The motor carrier identification number, issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), preceded by the letters “USDOT.”

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What is a digital delay box used for?

delay box is a term in drag racing to describe an on board timer which is a transmission brake delay timer which forces the race car to remain stationary at the starting line.

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What would cause the odometer display to remain lit up even after key is out on a 2001 Chevy Tahoe causing battery loss?

Might be a defective voltage regulator (not opening on engine shutdown)

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What is spark plug wire routing for a 1985 Pontiac?

Need to know what size engine it has.

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What is the cost of a cabin filter for a 2011 Buck Regal?

Purolator has a cabin filter that sells for $47.49 at Advance Auto Parts.

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What is spark plug routing for a 1985 Pontiac?

Need to know what size engine it has.

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Your battery on your 1998 e320 Mercedes so you charged the battery and now the dash display reads asr acc skid control and there is no power so how do you turn the asr off or reset it?

u have to take it out then see if its blown out or if it isn't if it is and your car is a 1999 you have to buy a 2002.... so it wont get blown

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What is the ignition timing on a 1985 jag xj6?

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What type of freon for a 1985 Chevy Cavalier?

Would have been built for R12, can be converted to R134a.

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What is the difference in the 8th digit vin being C or E?

The 8th digit is the engine code. If we had the complete VIN we could probably answer that.

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What is Cam sensor on 1985 buick grand national?

It keeps the camshaft in time with the valves

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What is the firing order on a 1985 JD camira?

it is 1342, (..Unless you have a european ford 4 in it.....some of them are 1243)

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Where to go to get codes read on car for free what auto parts store?

Many auto parts stores will help you with that for no cost just return the favor and make your next purchase with them.

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What power steering fluid should you use on 1985 w250?

dextron 2 transmission fluid

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What is the fuel tank capacity on 1985 Chevy pickup?

Either 16 or 20 gallons fuel tank capacity, depending on the model of Chevy pickup.

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Do you get points on your license for driving with your lights off after dark?

In Ontario, No, but you are subject to a fine of 90 dollars.Here is a list of infractions and how many points they will cost you in Ontario7 Points Failing to remain at the scene of a collision /Failing to stop when signaled or requested by a police officer 6 Points Careless Driving Racing Exceed...

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What possible faults with the ABS braking system would make the warning light come on intermittently?

Could be a faulty sensor at the wheel. Also check for loose wires. A friend of mine had the same problem and after she had me pull the whole system apart it was just a loose connection at the sensor. She was due for a brake job anyhow so I did that too.

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What causes a 1998 suburban to turn off while driving happening intermittently usually after 20 minutes of driving?

When it dies, is it a sudden stall, or does it run rough, and then die? If its sudden, it is most likely a electrical problem, but if it runs rough, or dies when accelerating, it might be mechanical. Such as the fuel lines, carb, etc.

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What should the pressure gauge read for your auto?

Need to know which pressure you refer to, fuel, radiator cap, tires, evap, ac, cylinder compression, transmission?

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What would cause a speedometer to vary in readings while driving at one speed?

well one of the problems might be the speed-do cable either being old or needs to be tighten.

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What causes the thermostat to read a lower temperature than actual engine temperature?

this could be as a result of failed thermostat, since they now fail-safe ie they're opened to allow water to circulate freely.

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What does p1345 and p1406 mean on a diagnostic reading?

P is power-train, and the rest of the numbers vary by car manufacturer. shoot me a message with make model and year and i can tell you what they are exactly.

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What is a normal reading on an oil gauge?

depends on what you have, what year, if it's built, etc. normal is between 7 and maybe 15-20. built it'll be more.

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What does a 0 reading on an ohmmeter mean?

Technician A says that a low or zero reading on an ohmmeter indicates continuity.Ohmmeter is an instrument used for measuring resistance of a component or a circuit.Resistance is measured in ohms with no current flowing through the circuit.

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How do you Check the odometer reading of a used car is authentic or not Is there any specific methodologies or techniques available for finding out the correct reading?

There are no specific methodologies or techniques to find if the Odometer of a car has been hampered or not. Especially, manual odometers are easier to reset compared to the automatic ones. The best way to check for actual mileage is by checking the service history of car.

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What is the reading on your alternator supposed to be?

With the battery fully charged (12.68 Volts) and a volt meter connected to the positive and negative battery posts, run engine at idle with no accessories on, voltage reading should be aprox 14.2.

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How do you read code on abs for 2007 Toyota highlander?

Most ABS systems have special readers and OBD wont see the codes.

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Faulty fuel pump, fuel pump relay or fuse, fuel filter, connectors or possibly even something else... who knows what without first checking?

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What does the T stand for in the VIN number eighth digit?

The eighth digit in the vehicle identification number denotes the engine size

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The 5 digit code for Allstate insurance company: 19224. The Allstate Corporation is the largest publicly held personal lines property and casualty insurer in America.

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02865 from FL State Insurance site

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The company code is 10192

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What is the 0-60 mph time for a 1985 kawasaki gpz600r?

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The radiator cap could be the cause of coolant reservoir overflow or backup. Have the cap checked to see if it is bad.

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Answer 1: Buoyancy is an upward force caused by the pressure from a displaced fluid.It is the force that causes wood and boats to float in water and the reason why objects feel lighter when submerged in water.

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What is the price to replace the left front CV axle for a 1985 Toyota Camry?

Since you'll need to take it in for an alignment afterward, just have an alignment specialty shop do it for you. It will save trouble and tires.

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What is the best carburetor for a Chevy S 1985 model 305 Ci?

I've had good luck with the Edelbrock 1406 right out of the box.

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Lack of lubrication or defect in the metal.

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Late 90's or early 2000's Lincoln Continentals had a projection screen dash. They looked digital, kind of crazy looking really.

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What is the firing order for a 1985 Toyota SR5 pickup?

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What is the firing order for a 1985 ford 7.5 460ci?

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What is the Best octane for a 1985 Chevy trk 4x4 5.0?

92 or 93 octane would be the best for that engine.

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What is the spark plug gap for a 1985 B2000 Mazda 2.0 liter engine?

The spark plug gap for a 1985 B2000 Mazda with a 2.0 liter engine is .8 mm. This is equal to .031 inches.

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A flat tyre on the driver side?how about duct tape on the tire, or fender well is hitting tire.

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Because you drove up the left or right sidewalk.

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probably anti theft - need code to reset

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Cd player display says no CD changer on vw passat 2002 what should you do?

Short Answer: Check the connections between the stereo (head unit) and the CD player. Perhaps one of the plugs has become disconnected. Long Answer: I recently bought a used 2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4Motion Wagon. There were clear indications the battery had been disconnected. For example, the ...

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On a 1985 928 the engine has quit on several occasions while driving for no reason at all nobody has been able to determine the cause Has anyone had a similar problem How was it solved?

if this engine has computers, you need to check the cam positioning sensors

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What should pressure read on low side air on 1996 Thunderbird?

With compressor engaged, 35 to 45 lbs.

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When i turn on my isolation switch on my fh Volvo truck the fuel gauge and temp gauge wont read and if you drive it there is no turbo boost gauge working or oil pressure the tacho and speedo are worki?

Possibilities... I'd be looking for a wiring fault or a fault in the CECU or mismatched programming between the CECU and the instrument cluster node.

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What is the fiberglass part that holds the hood oriment on the 1985 Chevy caprice classic?

It is called the "header".

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What does it mean when digital odometer chimes and blinks 'fuse' for the first few seconds you turn your 2000 Neon on then stops?

Actually I had this happen when I was at a drive in, what caused the problem in my case was i had the dome light out so the interor lights wouldn't come on. You could simply have a burnt out dome light. I think this is an imoprtant factor especiall when you have one equiped with the factory alarm...

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This issue could mean that the fuse on the indicator light is blown. This could also mean that the brake fluid is low on the vehicle.

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It is a "chirper spring" that is warning you that you have very little brake pad left. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks for the answer, but I have already replaced the brake pads and brake disc. Before, I replaced that ...

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What causes the check engine light to come on intermittently in an S10 with a new catalytic converter and O2 sensors and lose power when the light is on?

Sounds like perhaps the cats and exhaust pipes may not be bolted together tightly enough. If they are loose and banging around (even if you can't hear it), it could be setting off the engine's knock sensor. In that case, the vehicle's computer thinks that a combustion event inside the engine refe...

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What tools and information may be utilized to repair an intermittent concern on a late model vehicle?

define interrmittent concern

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