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Old 06-21-2013, 10:15 AM
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1979 Camaro printed circuit board

My Camaro has the infamous circuit board problem known for these cars. Is it possible to do away with the board and wire each guage seperately without problems other than wiring the lights to work? I've thought about installing new aftermarket guages; but, my wallet says no. I'd appreciate a reply from anyone who's tried this.
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My initial thoughts were, what kind of problems are you having? Have you gone through all of the normal checks to resolve those problems? How did you determine that the PC board is the problem?
Take a problem for example, gas gauge not working. The sender often is the problem is this case.
Printed circuit boards are repairable unless the substrate is destroyed.. How are your soldering skills?

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None of the guages other than the speedometer and voltage are working. The bulbs in the cluster are new; but, not working. Both working guages operate separately from the circuit board. The metal strips where the plug connects to the circuit board have come loose from the adhesive that hold them in place. The problem I suspect is that I'm not getting good contact from the plug to the board. Granted, it would be easier to put a new circuit board in; but, I want to cure this problem for good.
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I found a fix for my car. The contact points on the circuit board are loose and when you push the plug into it they cross each other or don't make contact at all. I read a thread dealing with this. You use super glue to hold the contact points to the plastic. This will keep everything in line when you plug the socket in the board.
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