View Single Post
Old 07-17-2017, 04:25 PM   #20
Grease Monkey
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: California
Posts: 336
It's hard to tell from your pictures, was the trace open? Or it just didn't have solder flowed onto it?

If it was open, then resolderng it isn't going to do much, traces don't destroy themselves.

This is what I would do:

1. Resolder every joint on that board.
2. Check (replace) the electrolytic cap on that board, I think it's 220uF on the VDO boards.
3. Check the wires on the motor that drives the odometer, you've been taking your cluster apart, it's quite possible doing so had broken a wire.

If nothing works, can you acquire an alternative cluster? See if it works on your car at all.

Last edited by earthwormjim; 07-17-2017 at 04:32 PM.
earthwormjim is offline   Reply With Quote