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Has anybody encountered an instrument cluster failre on a Cee'd?

Speedo, Rev counter, fuel guage and temperature gauge all zero. The mileometer/odometer are garbled characters

In my case its happened twice but started working again after 2 or 3 days.
 

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I have a very poor picture on my phone, the dealer will take a look tomorrow and I'll print out the picture for them.
Battery health not checked, cant see why that might be an issue.
 

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Low battery voltage can cause all manner of crazyness to happen. Similarly loose/bad connections can cause the same type of problems.
 

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I think loose/bad connections is all they can check for.
Actually Im glad its now working as there was a mobile speed camera at the roadside on the way to the dealers, had the cluster been in a faulty state I may have been speeding and have no way of knowing.
 

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Dealer took it a part, checked connectors and re-assembled. No charge (thats nice). We decided that the best approach would be to drop the car in ASAP after it next goes wrong, whilst its showing the fault. Last time it happened was several months ago, so I may have a wait on my hands.
 

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Dealer took it a part, checked connectors and re-assembled. No charge (thats nice). We decided that the best approach would be to drop the car in ASAP after it next goes wrong, whilst its showing the fault. Last time it happened was several months ago, so I may have a wait on my hands.
Did you ever get to the bottom of this issue? I have the same fault with mine but trying to work out if its the instrument cluster that's at fault or the module that send the cluster feeds through CAN bus?
 

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2009 Cee'd 3 CRDI estate owned from new 46000 miles original battery ie 10 years old
To reset instrument cluster or fix speedo/tacho failure this is what I did. Started engine, removed cluster fuse. Instrument cluster then has total failure. Reinserted cluster fuse. Hey presto all up and running again. Stopped engine then restarted alas same problem but fixed by taking fuse in and out again. Suspected battery, so disconnected and charged overnight. Following morning reconnected battery. Started engine and all was well except now had esp warning lamp permanently on. Decided to ignore this as I have read where disconnecting battery can make this happen. After two journeys lamp whent out so all is now hunk dory. Someone no doubt will say don't remove fuses whilst engine is running but to my mind it is just like flickng a switch. So, this is not a recommend just a suggestion. On your head be it. Saved me time effort and money by not going to a Kia dealer.
 
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