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Speedometer, tachometer, fuel, and temp gauge not working

I have a 1996 vw jetta that i pulled dashboard out and replaced the heater core. When i put it all back together the instrument cluster worked for a minute then the gauges stopped working but the digital odometer and clock work. The gauge lights flickered but when i tapped the pod they came on and stayed. I think i might have dropped the cluster pod when pulling it out but it didn't drop that far, and i don't know if theres a fuse and if there is i don't know it's location or dropping it damaged it.

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  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    Where is this pc board you are talking about that you had to solder? Thanks for the help.

  • fs_palumbo May 06, 2009

    For me only the speedometer and tachometer are not working. Please help with a more detailed answer.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Just bought 1999 Nissan Frontier king cab. got it home and brushed the battery off then hooked it back up. Now my speedometer, RMP gage, and odometer all went dead and Fuel says full when i know its got maybe 2gal in it. WTF fuses aren't broken but some look scorched. The lights on the insterment cluster all come on then turn off like they are suposed to, engine temp gage works i think. help

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Take out the pc board and examine the copper traces. On my '94 Jetta I found one corroded trace that disabled the the same functions. I had to solder a wire to fix the connection. Good luck.

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