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The button whose function is to zero out trip MPG and odometer readings A and B (long press) and rotate between A, B, and Lifetime MPGs and odometer (short press) seems to get more sluggish with the years, requiring lots of tries and sometimes moving on to the next project. The rotation is a little easier to achieve. Is there anything that you can do?
 

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Make darn sure you send back the old switches ASAP.

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In my case I just ordered some new buttons and soldered them in place myself. The soldering took 5 minutes on top of the same assembly/disassembly you'd have to do otherwise.
 

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I made some YouTube videos on this. You might search YouTube,
killer 3 cylinder.

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I had to make this repair way, way back when it wasn't a commonly known problem. Probably in the mid 2000s. Since it hadn't been documented, I just ordered a new board from the dealer as I didn't want to pull apart the binnacle, diagnose, put it all back together, order replacement parts, wait, pull it apart again, make the repair, yadda yadda.

Anyway the long story short of it is that if you decide you don't want to solder, the part is about $40 at the dealer and come with updated tac switches.
 

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Just skip to the end and send Highwater a text. He will send you two switch boards with new switches. You will install them quickly and return your old boards to him. Instructions for the repair are here: http://www.insightcentral.net/forum...ng/20884-long-writeup-trip-button-repair.html

Sam
This is the answer. Took me all of ten-fifteen minutes to take care of the problem with the switches sent to me, which I retuned to him with a $20 bill for his trouble, and I probably should have sent two. :rolleyes:
 

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10-15 min?

Boogety,
I'm assuming you did the switch repair in 10-15 min and not the entire repair start to finish in that time. I've removed more dash bezels than 90% of you and broken more dash bezels than 100% of you and it's a handful of work. Drop the steering wheel, remove the dash bezel without breaking it, remove the speedo, remove the switches, repair and reassemble. It's easier working on people than it is on cars.
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I've had better luck, for some reason, by prying the bottom right of the bezel off first. But even that isn't a sure bet. I cracked kaityvoivre's when replacing her buttons. Fortunately I had warned her cracking was a good possibility.

I think it is best to work the latches off along the bottom first. The old bezel material doesn't seem to dry out so badly on the bottom. JMHO;)
 

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Thanks Jim for the tip. That must be the secret as I've always pried from the top and iv broken at least 4 of these and that is after REALLY BEING CAREFUL ON THE LAST 3 of these. These bulging biceps can be detrimental.:Bring it on:
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All buttons are now working as they were meant to! Old switches back to Highwater! My mechanic only charged $184 for the procedure. Happiness all around.
 

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All buttons are now working as they were meant to! Old switches back to Highwater! My mechanic only charged $184 for the procedure. Happiness all around.

$184 ?? It only takes about 45 minutes total time to remove cluster, change buttons and replace cluster.

My 0.02 worth,
Tim
 
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