I have a 2000 MY berlingo 1.4 multispace which has a dashboard electrical problem that I am hoping someone out there knows how to cure.
The rev counter gave up a few month ago but now the dash lights up whenever the ignition is off, and the speedo oscillates between 0 and 10 mph, ultimately this drains the battery.
I getting a bit fed up with disconnecting and reconnecting the battery whenever I leave the car for more than a few hours, so does anybody have any ideas on this. The main dealer recommended changing the dash pod to cure the faulty rev counter but didn't know if this would cure the electrical fault and all at a cost of £260+ fitting.
Haven't really got much of a clue, but the fact that the dash lights up with the ignition off might suggest that there is either a short circuit or faulty earth somewhere - possibly around the ignition switch or on the printed ciruit behind the dash. Could be as simple as a failed illumination bulb shorting everything out or a duff connector. The rev counter might of course be the culprit - a fault that is shorting out everything else. I'd be inclined to take out the pod and have a dekko.Give everything a good push into place and you might land lucky! I'd think twice about the dealer's suggestion! At the very least you should be able to get a replacement pod from a scrappy - maybe even use just the rev counter if it is easily transferable.A bit of patient substitution might track it down.