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I have already documented this here ( but I realized the information is a bit buried so I thought I would create a new post for my experience getting my instrument cluster repaired.

Many have had the same problem I have, that is, the instrument panel will fail to light up but will often come on after banging on the dash (aka "The Fonzie Maneuver"). After 3 years of fiddling with fixes and having to bang on my dash more and more, I decided to see if I could get the problem solved once and for all.

I ended up sending my instrument cluster to Module Master in Moscow, Idaho ( In exactly one week, my beautifully packaged cluster returned fully repaired. It turns out that many of the soldering points on the multiport connector had failed along with some light bulbs. Module Master "reflowed" the points and replaced all the bulbs. It now works like new again. Cost me $167 total including shipping both ways. I did have an issue with the airbag warning light not going off afterwards, but I think that had to do with removing the cluster, not Module Master's repair. My Honda dealership reset it for me at no cost.

So, if you are having problems with your instrument cluster, I recommend contacting them and seeing if they can help you.
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