I was trying to fix my speedometer today and I took apart the dash. I removed the gauge cluster and unplugged all the wires. There was a little black tube that i did not disconnect. Then i plugged everything back in and took a test drive and the speedo still didn't work. But now I notice that the lights behind the gauges isn't working. The ones on the left are out, as well as the ones behind the temp and gas gauge on top.
The odometer is also no longer working (my mpg is going WAY up ;-) ) Could this show there is a problem in the computer. Shouldn't the computer know how fast im going to calculate my mileage or does the computer rely on the speedo to tell my mileage?
Is my gauge cluster junk? I tried looking for a new one yesterday at the junk yard and they're kindof hard to find.
Now back to that little black tube....
Here is where the tube begins. It ends at the cluster gauge under the speedo. As you can see there is a little red wire coming out of the beginning of the tube. The little wire connects to a lever of some sort.
I went on a second test drive and had my friend with a mirror watch that lever to see if it moved. He didn't think he could see it moving. Could this have something to do with the speedo?
Here are some more pictures of the tube from a bit farther out.
IM ABOUT TO KICK HENRY FORD'S BUTT!!!