1986 mark 7 odometer out.reads"error" can it be replaced ? other gauges+ trip comp works. help !

80

Asked by Apr 26, 2009 at 07:27 PM about the 1986 Lincoln Mark VII

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the linc dealer spent no time inspecting. simply said to replace whole instrument cluster, which are not made. duh. On two ocaassions it gave an erratic mileage # w/ ign on ;not started. then another reading once running. After that it reads "error" the trip computer on the dash seems to be ok, as well as mpg, avs, etc. speedo, fuel works. worried i will have to practically give away or junk a car i have put thousands into over this. where or how do you get digital instruments?. i can't be the only one with this problem. how the heck do i fix this ??

3 Answers

80

instrument cluster has to be replaced. buy from salvage yard. if possible ask to have it tested b4 u buy. quality auto parts broker may give u a 30 day warranty. speed-o-tach in n. california can clean up test electrical for $75-150 ; however the odometer cannot be readjusted. no one makes a chip for this.( if u see an ad " chip for lincoln odom, ignore it--they are trying to sell you a used instrument cluster. ) the factory equip/ knowledge is gone. the only expensive alternative is to redo instrument panel and install aftermarket digital gauges, which then could be replace individually if need be. however u will loose your trip computer, mpg, etc.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
10

i sent mine to Dash phone# 888-909-9473

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
225

Depending on where you live; Jimmy's Radio in Phoenix Arizona repairs digital speedometers on vehicles like Bill Blass Lincolns, Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta, and many others just contact Jimmy's and find out pricing and shipping arraignments.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Mark VII

Looking for a Used Mark VII in your area?

CarGurus has 8 nationwide Mark VII listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Lincoln Mark VII Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Lincoln Mark VII Experts

#1 oldschoolone
oldschoolone
Reputation 180
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 160
#3 DSO84BlackBeauty1
DSO84BlackBeauty1
Reputation 140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lincoln Continental
3,468 listings starting at $42,659
Used Lincoln Town Car
38 Great Deals out of 2,159 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
3,217 Great Deals out of 205,088 listings starting at $1,779
Used Buick Riviera
140 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Mustang
582 Great Deals out of 41,215 listings starting at $1,699
Used Ford Thunderbird
24 Great Deals out of 1,133 listings starting at $5,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
475 Great Deals out of 39,921 listings starting at $3,499
Used Cadillac Eldorado
397 listings starting at $2,600
Used BMW 7 Series
152 Great Deals out of 5,596 listings starting at $1,600