Well, I pulled out the Instrument Panel (IP) and the 'bad smell' is definitely coming from within. So I guess my next step is to purchased a used one and give it a try.
Tugging on some of the plastic trim pieces is a little nerve wracking since it feels like they are going to break. The shop manual is a big help.
I imagine there is someway to take my old odometer module and put it into the used unit that I buy. But if the 'new' one works I'm somewhat loath to take it apart.
The car runs but no IP (speedo, tach, gauages, warning lights) or radio or A/C. If I get stopped the cop will think I stole it!
I tried to post a couple of pictures that I had uploaded to acuraworld dot com but got the following error:
You are only allowed to post URLs to other sites after you have made 15 posts or more.
Since the URLs were to this site not sure why the error.