Hello, I joined the forum a little over a year and have visited almost every day. Well, now I need some help with my 2008 CVPI. Iíve had the car for a little over a year and have put about 22K miles on it. It has about 108K on it now.

My problem is with the instrument cluster. It has started shutting off for anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. It seems to be occurring more frequently over the past few days. As soon as I had the problem I searched here and all over the web and found this to be a very frequent problem that was normally fixed by resoldering the board, or just sending it off to have that done. So yesterday I decided to run with the OBD scanner connected so if the cluster failed for an extended period of time I would be able to watch coolant temperature and such using the app Torque on my phone. So, this morning while running errands the cluster shuts off and much to my amazement the OBD port readings all shut off too. Both came back on in about 1-2 minutes.

So, does this indicate the source of my problem is not in the cluster, but in whatever supplies input to both the cluster and the OBD port? Could this be ground issue with that something upstream of the cluster and the OBD port? Any help would be appreciated.