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96 jeep cherokee dash instruments (speedometer, fuel gauge) do not work

I bought a new cluster and replaced it but it still does not work. truck runs great but I think I might have some kind of short in the electrical system. should i take it to the dealer and have them diagnose the problem?

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  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    my 99 has the same problem no gauges but everything else on the cluster works, turn signal arrows, high beam light door ajar all light up

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I HAVE A 98 CHEROKEE ,4.0 , I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM , I REPLACED THE COMPUTER WITH A USED ONE FROM THE JUNKYARD , THE GAUGES WORK FINE NOW, I HOPE THIS HELPS ,,,

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