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Gauge cluster not working

When I started my vehicle this morning the entire gauge cluster was not functioning. No lights and not a single gauge was registering any activity. Is this a blown fuse? This is for a 2004 Volvo .XC70

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IT IS POSSIBLE THERE IS A BUG IN THE SOFTWARE OF THE DASH WHICH HAS CAUSED IT TO FREEZE. AS WITH ANY COMPUTER A SIMPLE POWER DOWN AND REBOOT COULD SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. IGNITION ON DISCONNECT THE BATTERY LEAVE FOR SVERAL MINS THEN MAKE SURE IGNITION IS SWITCHED OFF THEN RECONNECT AND CHECK OPPERATION.

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On a 99 grand am the gas gauge allways reads empty what is the color is the ground wire for the gas gauge


It's not the ground wire , the gauge grounds inside the instrument cluster .Your sending unit or the gauge it's self is bad .
Body Control System Operation
The Body Control Module (BCM) performs the following functions:
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Gauge control


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Instrument cluster indicator control


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Fuel gauge control


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Temperature gauge control


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Theft deterrent


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A/C compressor request


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A/C cooling fan


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Exterior and interior lighting control for the following lamps:


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Daytime Running Lights (DRL)


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Automatic lighting control


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Fog lamps


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Interior lighting


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Battery rundown


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Chime


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The Body Control Module (BCM) receives Class 2 serial data messages from the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) to determine the following gauge information:
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Engine coolant temperature


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Fuel level sensing


Your best bet is to take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop !
Fuel Gage Inaccurate or Inoperative

  1. Install a scan tool.
  2. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  3. Select the PCM display DTCs function on the scan tool.
Does the scan tool display any DTCs?
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YES - Go to Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) List (2.4L) or Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) List (3.4L) in Engine Controls
NO - Go to Step 3

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With the scan tool, select Instrument Panel Cluster, Special Functions and command the fuel gauge UP.
Does the fuel gauge complete a full sweep when commanded?
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YES - Go to Step 4
NO - Go to Step 12
  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Disconnect the fuel level sender.
  3. Connect the J 33431-C Signal Generator and Instrument Panel Tester between the signal circuit of the fuel level sender and the ground circuit of the fuel level sender.
  4. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  5. Important: Verify the J 33431-C resistance setting with a DMM.
  6. Set the resistance on the J 33431-C to 40 ohms.
Does the fuel gauge display at or below empty?
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YES - Go to Step 5
NO - Go to Step 6

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Fuel Gauge 1999-2003 GM Vehicles


If your fuel gauge in your 1999-2002 GM vehicle is not working properly, the fault is most likely the fuel gauge sending unit in the tank. The fuel pump and sending unit are one unit so the entire assembly needs to be changed. The problem is almost never the actual gauge in the instrument cluster.

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Broken temp gauge 2000 4.2V6 f150 were Is THE sending unit


Does your vehicle have a hard start first start up in the morning ? Does the vehicle shift properly ? Is the check engine light lit.?
I would not think the sending unit was bad if your not experiencing any of these type problems , I would think the gauge was bad ! You need to know how this works , the coolant temp. sensor is an input to the PCM - engine computer . The PCM use this info for more then just setting the gauge to the proper temp. It is used for proper shift points , how much fuel the PCM supplies to the engine etc.
Engine coolant temperature information is received by the instrument cluster from the PCM over the SCP network. Temperatures over 121°C (275°F) will display hot (H). If the engine coolant temperature data is missing or invalid for five seconds, the instrument cluster will move the engine coolant temperature gauge below the cold (C) position.
The SCP - a serial data communication network !

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Where is the fuel gauge fuse on a 1998 Buick Century?


There is not a single fuse for the fuel gauge , there are a few that power up the whole instrument cluster ! If there were a fuse out more then just your fuel gauge wouldn't work .You probably have a bad sending unit in the fuel tank or the stepper motor for that gauge is bad ! The thing to do would be to take to the dealer or some other capable ASE certified repair shop that has a up scale scan tool that can check codes in the instrument cluster ! Or you can take a chance an replace the instrument cluster !
Fuel Gage Inaccurate or Inoperative
Inspect for any stored instrument cluster Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs). Are any DTCs stored in memory?
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Go to Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) List/Type
Go to Step 3

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  1. Install a Scan Tool scan tool.
  2. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position.
  3. Establish communication with the instrument cluster.
  4. Select special functions under the main menu.
  5. Select output control under special functions.
  6. Select fuel gauge sweep test under output control main menu.
Does the fuel gauge perform a full sweep when commanded?
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Go to Powertrain On Board Diagnostic (OBD) System Check in Engine Controls - 3.1L
or
Powertrain On Board Diagnostic (OBD) System Check in Engine Controls - 3.8L
Go to Step 4

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I have a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox and had my cluster repaired for the temp gauge. Now it works but will not drop the entire way after it cools down. I was told that this is a temp problem with GM vehicles...


From what I just read about your vehicle,it has a history problem with the gauge,may be the coolant temperature sender or the gauge,it says the whole cluster will have to be changed to be fixed if the gauge is bad,found some forums and all had gauge problems.Right above the coolant temperature sensor is the coolant temperature sender,this is what sends the temperature to your gauge,the sensor sends a signal to the computer,they may have replaced the wrong one,here's a link to the sensor,the hole above it is where the sender goes,it's a one prong part,the sensor is a 2 prong part.A lot of people don't know that there are 2 types of coolant temperature gauge sending unit and sensor.

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Gauges not working


It MAY be an internal problem with the Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC). The place to BEGIN diagnosis would be to perform a COMPLETE scan of your ENTIRE onboard computer network. Please note that generic code readers CANNOT perform this function.

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Gauges have stopped working what do i do to fix


GM vehicles have some issues with their instrument panel clusters internally. It is possible that your entire gauge cluster might have to be replaced. Small question though, does the speedometer work correctly? If so, and all the other gauges are inoperable then it's probrably the cluster. check your fuses also.

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2003 Chevy 2500 Amp gauge not working


GM has had a issue with the clusters in the 2003-2005 trucks. The cluster will be replaced for free for your truck if it has less then 70k miles. I would take it to your local dealer and tell them that the voltage gauge sticks at times. They should order one for you, takes 1-2 days and replace it for you at no charge. If this does not fix the problem, you will have a new cluster at no charge.Unless the battery light comes on, the alternator should be good. This is a copy of the GM bulletin.

#07187C: Special Coverage Adjustment - Instrument Panel Cluster Gauge Needle Function - (Mar 20, 2009)

This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 7 years or 70,000 miles (110,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership.

Dealers are to replace the instrument panel cluster after the condition has been verified. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer.

For verified failures between 70,001 miles (110,001 km) and 80,000 miles (130,000 km) on U.S. vehicles, dealers are to provide the customer with an instrument panel cluster (IPC) only. Any additional costs, including labor to replace the instrument panel cluster, will be the responsibility of the customer. Dealers are responsible for the return of the customer's IPC back to the Electronic Service Center.

For vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after September 28, 2007 for 2003-2004 model year vehicles, and March 23, 2009 for 2005 model year vehicles, are covered by this special coverage and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to September 28, 2007 for 2003-2004 model year vehicles, or March 23, 2009 for 2005 model year vehicles, must be submitted to the Service Contract provider.

Involved are all 2003 and 2004 model year and certain U.S. 2005 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT; Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, and Tahoe; and GMC Sierra, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles built within the following VIN breakpoints: 51100014-51247028 / 5E100002-5E223209 / 5F800001-5F882297 / 5Z100003-5Z224691

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You are going to have to replace the cluster.
A good thing is GM just came out with a recall campaign to replace the clusters.
I would call the local GM dealer to see if the vehicle qualifies for the recall.

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