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Gauges not working

Somethings up with the spedo and tach sometimes it works and other times it doesnt. but the temp and gas gauge work so does the clock and mileage

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  • green gaint Oct 22, 2008

    my gauges only work in the morning then they go off all of them temp,speed,rpm including the gas gauge

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Ur instrument cluster is most probably the culprit. Smack the dashboard to see if it helps. If it does, bingo, most probably a bad weld on the cluster circuit board. Happens alot on VW's.

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