'99 neon all guages dead
I have to thank you for posting this thread. I decided I'm going to learn how to repair my car beyond changing oil & flat tires. I just changed my thermostat yesterday without any problems using the Haynes Repair manual I bought from AutoZone. I drove my car for about 60 miles and everything was fine.
The next time I got into the car, I noticed that my speedometer & odometer weren't working at all. I checked my negative battery terminal because I had disconnected it when changing my thermostat. I cleaned it off even though it didn't need it and made sure it was on nice and tight... drove another 6 miles and the RPM guage stopped too. Now I had to drive home with no speedometer, tach, or fuel guage. I coudn't even see where my RPM's were at so had to drive home & shift by the sound of the engine...
Now, the only soldering iron I have is for jewelry. But I'm going to use it and try to fix this tomorrow too. Let's hope it works for my car!!