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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER IS READING NO BUS AND NONE OF THE GAUGES ARE WORKING

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  • cgray596 Sep 12, 2008

    all fuses are good

  • shawn_neal_6
    shawn_neal_6 Dec 21, 2008

    odometer reads "no bus" after mileage flashes for times.

  • travis balkcom Jan 09, 2009

    my 01 dakota has just experienced the same problem but the problem is intermitent. it looses power to the guages and then flashes "no us". i am still looking for the answer...is this a common problem?

  • scott25beach Jan 14, 2009

    Im have the same problem with an 03 dodge ram 1500 quadcab is the going to fix my truck or am i going to have to buy a 624 cluster

  • mikelogan99 Jan 30, 2009

    My 2001 Dodge ram 2500 started having the same problem. The ABS light stays luminated plus the engine MIL light comes on and the Air Bag light stays on. None of the gauges work including the fuel gauge and that lites up the low fuel indicater. Also above the mini trip computer doesn't read out accurate numerals.

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The red electrial connector on the main circuit board (of instrument cluster panel) has one and/or several soldered pins that have broken away or become loose at the soldered area. The soldered connections may look o.k., however, under a magnifying glass you can see a circular crack all around the protruding soldered pin. Fire up the soldering iron- use a fine point, add a tad of new rosin core solder and fix the crack. There may be trouble codes associated with this condition: P1695 and/or P1698; when you go to pull the Instument cluster out of the dash, jiggle to wire connector at the back of the IC with key 'on', and look at the odometer; if it flashes on/off, this is most likely the problem

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I would check the junction box under the hood to see if the bus fuse is blown. also check under the dash and check the fuses there as well. please rate this

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    Ronald Mueller Sep 12, 2008

    you will the have to remove the cluster and check the connections behind it. also check the harnesses under the dash as well as the hood. if these are good your cluster board has an issue at the point where the bconnector plugs into it. the main board will have to be replaced.

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My gauges quit working on my 2000 Ram 1500 and while troubleshooting the problem I removed the DIN plug located in the fuse box underneath the hood. It is the one with a phillips head screw in it. I examined the conenectors and everthing appeared in order. I reseated the plug and tightened the screw back up. I cranked the truck and everthing worked perfectly. I suspect that the connectors may work loose over a period of time and noticed that when tightening the screw it made a slip when overtightened much like a locking gas cap. Tighten the screw until just before it slips. Hopefully this will help a lot of dissapointed Dodge owners.

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