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Post Fix for the Instrument Cluster Failure

I don't think anyone has posted a successful fix for this problem. Here is how I solved the problem with a couple other things that I also tried and their results.

Please use this as you see fit. I've put it on my website to make it easier for me to update. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for clarity.

Rob’s Crumbs of Knowledge from the Stale Loaf of Life Investigating and Fixing Instrument Cluster Intermittent Failure on 2005 Lotus Elise

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Sorry, my website is down. I'll try to get it working and get back to you.

But the short story is that you heat up the pins with a soldering iron to get them to reflow. The first time I did it, it only lasted a few months before it was too annoying. Then I did it again, but this time I reflowed 3 times, and I haven't had a single problem. So, it's definitely something I'd recommend trying if you're out of warranty.

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