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post #1 of 3 Old May 15th, 2009, 7:57 pm Thread Starter
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Lost LED

Trying to improve my 2001 LT by adding an onboard computer. I bought a used unit off E-Bay, cut the hole in the dash, found the connector waiting under the tupperware, and hooked it up. No joy. Cleaned the connector and applied dialectic grease. Still no joy. Now I look at my dash and I no longer have numbers displaying for the gear indicator or clock. The light is shining, just no numbers. I un hooked the computer, still no display on gear indicator or clock. I unhooked the battery for 3 hours hoping this would reset something, but still nothing. Did I fry my display by hooking up a faulty computer? How does one fix this?

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post #2 of 3 Old May 15th, 2009, 11:30 pm
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Re: Lost LED

did you check all your fuses/ relays etc?
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post #3 of 3 Old May 16th, 2009, 6:51 pm Thread Starter
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Re: Lost LED

Thanks! Sometimes things are not what they seem. Checking the fuses was the first thing that I did. I even pulled them out to have a closer look at them, and they all looked fine. After your suggestion, I looked in the manual to find the correct fuse for the display and computer. I pulled it out and it looked fine. I replaced it with a new one and everything works fine. Sometimes it takes a nudge from someone else to fix a simple problem. Thank you!

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