One of my intermittent cluster problems is that my temp gauge reads full hot. When that happens, the AC compressor won't start. When I wiggle the connector just right, the temp. gauge registers normally and the compressor works normally.
Apparently, the AC compressor will not start if your cluster sends a signal to the ECU that the engine temp is hot (near or in the red). My Ebay cluster doesn't work at all and I burnt an irreplaceable small electrical component when I soldered a replacement capacitor backwards. I tried to use the one from the Ebay cluster but damaged it upon removal. More problems. I'll be watching this thread to see what you come up with. Good luck.
Last edited by M6BrokeMe; 05-02-2012 at 06:36 PM.