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#1 Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 04:23 PM
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Angry 1998 Frontier Instrument Cluster Problems

Help!!! I have a 1998 Frontier XE 2wd truck and the instrument cluster went out. I took the truck to a Nissan dealer and after a week he informed me that Nissan no longer make that part and he cannot fix the truck. I ask what I should do and he said maybe I could find the part at the junk yard. Well I have searched junkyards all across the US and no one has this part. I found someone in Virginia that said they could fix the instrument cluster but they have had the instrument cluster since September. Does anyone out there have a suggestion? I have sent NissanUSA emails and I have dealt with one stupid person after another!! I am at my wits end and need help!
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#2 Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 05:17 PM
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Did you try e-bay? What happened......shorted out? Or even google "Frontier Instrument Cluster Problems ". You ever know!!
#3 Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 05:28 PM
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Thanks! I have tried ebay and goggle until my hands are tired. It seems there was a problem with Frontier instrument cluster from 97-01 but Nissan does not seem to know that! I found a post on this site from 2006 about this problem but cannot find if the problem was fixed. I have not been able to drive the truck since August and it is getting really expensive and trouble just finding a ride. Hopefully someone somewhere has had this problem and has a fix for it.
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MAN! You are dead right. I went to car-part.com (they list everything) and no hits US wide. Looks like you're going to have to snuggle up to the guys in Virginia and see if they can get it fixed, or get another truck.

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If you think a 96 will fit, I know of a junk yard that has a 96. Dont know if it has the cluster in it but i'll go check if you want me to. If so I'll pull it, you just pay for the part and shipping. Pull-A-Part I'm in Charlotte, NC
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Was thinking, did the whole thing go out or just 1 or a few guages go out? If so which ones? If your rpm doesnt work, check the connection on the back of the guage and the connection on the computer. Just make sure everything is on there tight.
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From what I read here and in other places about Nissan's "concerns" for its customers, I believe I'll not return to Nissan when my '98 Frontier goes or my '88 Mazda B2200 goes. By the way, my '98 Frontier does not (yet ?) have instrument cluster issues, about 135K miles. Maybe being in hotter, drier, hotter Arizona helps (did I say hotter?)....
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For repair of 1998-99 Frontier Instrument clusters visit Mr. Whizard Technical Services - Instrument Cluster Repair, Speedometer Repair, Odometer Repair and Digital Dash Repair
#9 Old Aug 7th, 2008, 01:27 PM
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if its the cluster with the tach, i heard those were junk from the factory, and that the company that made them went out of business. so unless you find a used on in a junkyard you're SOL. lol sorry to say. i dont think a cluster from a nissan truck older than a 98 would work
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Thank for all the replies. I contacted Mrwhizard and he fixed my instrument panel in a very short amount of time. They are the best!!
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okay i fixed mine at home! all you need to do is find the fuse for the dash take it out cut of the right prong wrap a wire around the left then wrap the wire around another fuse higher is better. so when you plug in the fuses the wire is on the right side it worked for me and still works good luck!
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okay i fixed mine at home! all you need to do is find the fuse for the dash take it out cut of the right prong wrap a wire around the left then wrap the wire around another fuse higher is better. so when you plug in the fuses the wire is on the right side it worked for me and still works good luck!

hey frontierman, think you can provide a picture of what you did here? thanks!
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