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Is any part of the Instrument Cluster working at all? I would imagine the vehicle wouldn't run as I believe the Instrument Cluster is part of the Immboliser on these vehicles.
What is the registration number of the vehicle so I can confirm I have the correct wiring diagram.
Thank you for that information. I'm hoping I have the correct wiring diagram here. Have you checked any of the fuses? I would start with Fuse 37 which should be in the Fuse Box that is located behind the panel just inside one of the front doors. This should be a Red 10amp fuse and is the main Ignition Feed to the Instrument Cluster.
Following this if Fuse 37 is ok check Fuse 11 and Fuse 15 which should both be 5Amp fuses.
I may not have quite the correct diagram. There should be at least 3 fuses for control of the Instrument Cluster. i have a diagram for the TDI not the PD version. I would check all of the fuses and go from there.
There are certainly three fuses listed. You may find your local supermarket may have the correct fuse in a kit other than that Halfords or a local Car Parts factors such as Euro Car Parts or a local filling station may stock spares.
As a temporary measure you could take the 5Amp fuse out of Fuse 3 which should be the fog lamps and place that in Fuse 11.
Hopefully it may cure the problem.
Go through the other fuses as well in case there is more than one fuse blown.
This means that there is a dead short somewhere in the wiring or one of the components that this fuse feeds. I'll be about an hour and I will get back to you with a diagram and some ideas.
Please find attached the wiring diagram for the Instrument Cluster on your vehicle.
Fuse 11 feeds a number of things including the Alternator, Handbrake Warning Lamp, Glow Plug Warning and the Instrument Control Module. It will be a case of going through each of these and disconnecting them until the fuse stops blowing. If it still blows with all of these disconnected it could be the wiring between the Fuse and the Instrument Cluster or a short within the Fuse Box itself.