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Dashboard electrics are not working properly. speedometer/rev count/fuel gauge etc are dead, though indicators and door lights are still working.

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  • dennycrane Oct 17, 2008

    Ive replaced the fuse and theres still the same problem...really weird. any other ideas?

  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    dashboard electrics are not working problem

  • honkyauction Oct 27, 2008

    the instruments go of and come on

  • cobalt_97 Feb 03, 2009

    my dash stopped working to, but it still functions when the car is cold eg very late at night or early morning



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All these are controlled by one fuse, check the instrument panel fuse.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008


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SOURCE: its a 2000 lancer

I managed to fix my problem. I had a close look at the circuit board at the back of the gauge cluster and found a hair line fracture in one of the tracks. It was such a small fracture but it was there and was stopping my whole guages from getting power. I just scratched the blue coating off the track surrounding the fracture and soldered a small wire across the fratcure to join the track up again. It worked, was nothing major and didint take long at all. Saved me lots of money!!

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