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Question by Chas
Submitted on 5/4/2004
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I have an intermittent problem with the tach and LCD odometer on my 1997 Sebring Convertible. Neither comes on when you start the engine, sometimes for no apparent reason both come on and stay on till you shut off the car. Bumps, turns, length of outing have no bearing. Sometimes they come on after a few minutes of driving and sometimes they don't, but always together. Does any one have a suggestion or a wiring diagram of my car?

Answer by TED
Submitted on 5/9/2004
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Answer by Bill K
Submitted on 5/24/2004
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I have also had the same problem randomly for the past few years.  Last summer I removed the main PWB and found some burned areas and I ended up jumping some of the feed tracks in that area.  It worked fine for about six months and is now acting up again.  I will be pulling it again in a few weeks and this time take a little closer look to see what actually caused the burning.  Note, the reason the displays were intermittent was that some of the traces going to the odometer connector were open.


Answer by Sharon
Submitted on 11/22/2004
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I have the same problem with my '97 convertible JX.  If you'd like to e-mail me I believe I have a possible solution.


Answer by Bob T
Submitted on 1/21/2005
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My 97 Sebring conv does the same thing. Always seems to come back on though. Not sure I care enough to tear it apart. Why put a tach on these cars anyway?


Answer by Skibjr
Submitted on 5/5/2005
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I've had the same problem with my '97 Sebring since I bought it last November. I was dreading bringing her into the dealer and paying $80.00/hr. plus inflated parts charges when I thought I'd check the Web to see if, just possibly, any other Sebring owners had come across this issue. Suffice it to say, this is probably the most common problem with '97 Sebrings, and probably many other models/years sharing this particular instrument cluster's circuitry.

Due to some very kind forum members who left detailed instructions regarding how to fix this issue, I decided to give it a try. Since many members have expressed an interest in some pictures of the procedure, I thought I'd take a few while I was at it, and post them if I was successful.

Well, it's actually a very simple procedure, and only took me about 90 minutes, including the extra time to take the pix. My odometer and tach have worked flawlessly ever since. You may want to pick up a set of Torx screwdrivers or a set of hex-key wrenches before you start - you'll need them. You'll also need a small soldering iron, some 60-40 rosin core solder, some rubbing alcohol, and a few cotton swabs. I've shamelessly plagiarized the best of the posted procedures I used, added a few of my own observations, and distilled them into a pictorial step-by-step at the following link:


Good luck!!


Answer by Ed Blaich
Submitted on 10/4/2005
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try this....  http://members.cox.net/dpeters30/97_sebring_dash.htm


Answer by Marvin
Submitted on 5/31/2007
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Please go to  http://members.cox.net/dpeters30/97_sebring_dash.htm for you answer - with pictures yet....
Best Regards, from a fellow Sebring Owner, marvinw39@yahoo.com


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