Instrument Cluster (IC) Tests
Think your Instrument Cluster (IC) is broken?? Some of the functions not working?? Read on to find out how to figure out what's wrong!
If you are not reading the car's road speed - or - the oil pressure shows "0" - or - if the mileage economy shows "0", then there's an
easy way to test the IC to be sure it's ok. The test mode described here allows you to see if the IC is working as it should. Hopefully,
you'll find it's good!
The IC Test Mode disconnects the IC from the external sensors (oil, speed, etc) and uses internal voltages to test each IC function
to determine whether the IC has a problem, or whether the external inputs to the IC are at fault.
To test the instrument cluster, you'll see a small "button" in the center of the "clock" knob as the picture shows.
To enter the IC Test Mode, first start the car, then with the tip of a pen or paperclip, press the button for at least 5-6 seconds. The
odometer and the local milage display should change from showing mileage to the following "-------". The IC is now
is the Test Mode. Within 5 seconds, pull out on the clock setting knob and rotate briefly to the right. Do this to
advance to each subsequent mode.
The readout is in the form of a number, then the 'function', so for IC Test #1, the readout is
"1 80 ". "1" = Test #1 and "80" is the size of your gas tank in Liters. Mine
read "1 87".
IC Test Modes
There are 9 testing modes for the cluster:
1 - shows gas tank size (liters)
2 - momentary fuel consumption (litres per hour)
3 - engine oil pressure (bar)
4 - engine rpm (rpm)
5 - engine oil level (0 = level OK, 1 = not OK)
6 - activates oil pressure, economy, tach, speedo, fuel level gauges to 1st quarter of travel - display also reads
resistance of outside temp gauge in K ohms
7 - oil pressure, economy, tach, speedo and fuel level move to 2nd quarter of travel
8 - economy, tach, speedo and fuel level move to 3rd quarter of travel. Oil pressure remains at 2nd quarter
9 - tach, speedo and fuel level move to 4th quarter of travel - oil pressure remains at 2nd quarter, economy remains at
The picture shows "test mode-8". How about being at red-line while idleing in the garage??
This test should allow you to figure out whether the cluster has a problem, or whether the external sensor is not
To exit the IC Test Mode, turn the ignition off. After re-starting the car, it will revert to the normal mode.