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Hey guys, long time no see. This is gonna be kinda long winded I'll sum it up at the very end.

Well anyway my car is all screwed up right now. I was driving down the road the other day and all of a sudden my gauge cluster just goes out, except for the tach and temp sensor. I mean even the check engine light is dead, like won't even come on when the car is first turned on. Then I check my codes cause I know I got some, I got both O2 sensors dead, P1491 (EGR something or other), and finally VSS malfunction.

The next day I go to work and I move my car 10 feet and all electricals die. So I say to myself, "Gotta be the alternator, son!" I go to work, come back check it out decide its the battery. Well I change the battery and the car runs fine, except my cluster is still kinda dead (At least the speedo and the check engine light, also the brake light never goes all the way off) and I'm still throwing a EGR code but no VSS code.

So, my question is, is there any ground that controls the EGR, VSS, and gauge cluster? Are these all related or is the EGR going with the rest just a coincidence, and if so i know how to clean the EGR but how do I fix the cluster. Or is there any other possible explanation. Thanks for any help!

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- Clusters half dead
- Battery just replaced
- Throwing an EGR code
- Is the EGR and the cluster dying related?
- Again thanks for any help.
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Re: Actin Up

Honda fuse box harnesses are poorly designed... too many wires (weight) on a small harness with a small plastic clip to hold it in place.

crawl up under your steering wheel, pull the trim panel around the fuse box and check each harness... I am not sure about the 5th gen, but I believe the blue harness that plugs into tht top of the fuse block is your primary block. The brown one is for your ignition, and there are two gray 16 or 18 pin connectors up closer to the knee bolster that need to be checked as well. Though these arent near as likely to come undone.
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It gets worse now. So, I go to work and just barely make it into my space. The car is dead. So I think, maybe it is the alternator after all. But after a few tries I get it started again. But when I take it around the block it hesitates early in the rev range. And now my car has no codes even though it had them before this whole debacle.

Could all of this still be the alternator or am I lookin at a more serious problem. Maybe its still the EGR or the O2 sensor has finally caught up to it and now that's what's happening.
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Re: Actin Up

Wow, thats crazii!! Something similiar happened to my moms. her lights, wiper and everythin went crazi, it was cuz the belt tensioner had messed up, so it wasnt spinnin the alternator right so nuttin was really gettin power, u cud check that out, and yea maybe the alternator itself is poor.
I dont think a faulty o2 sensor wud do sumthing like that, but if the code came up then yea change that.
And like LilMs said, check ya fuses and relays. Make sure they all in the right place and correct amps
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