Hi, it's possible the bulb is burned out or not making good contact with the circuit board. It should come on during the bulb check when you first turn the key on. Pull out the cluster and check the bulb. If it's good, see if you can clean the contact surfaces to get it working again. Or, move to another state where they don't worry about stupid things like a light bulb.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Fig. Fig. 1: To remove the instrument cluster, first remove the trim panel by removing the lower fascia panel
Fig. Fig. 2: With the lower fascia moved aside, remove the lower trim panel attaching screws ...
Fig. Fig. 3: ... as well as the upper attaching screws
Fig. Fig. 4: Then pull the entire instrument trim panel from the dash board
Fig. Fig. 5: Exploded view of the instrument cluster
Fig. Fig. 6: Rear view of the instrument cluster wire routing and connections
If there is not sufficient access to disengage the speedometer cable
from the speedometer, it may be necessary to remove the speedometer
cable at the transmission and pull cable through cowl, to allow room to
reach the speedometer quick disconnect.
Disconnect the battery ground cable.
Remove the two steering column shroud-to-panel retaining screws and remove the shroud.
Remove the lower instrument panel trim.
Remove the cluster trim cover from the instrument panel by removing the eight screws.
Remove the four instrument cluster to panel retaining screws.
Position the cluster slightly away from the panel for access to the back of the cluster to disconnect the speedometer.
Disconnect the wiring harness connector from the printed circuit,
and any bulb-and-socket assemblies from the wiring harness to the
cluster assembly and remove the cluster assembly from the instrument
in. diameter ball of D7AZ-19A331-A Silicone Dielectric
compound or equivalent in the drive hole of the speedometer head.
Position the cluster near its opening in the instrument panel.
Connect the wiring harness connector to the printed circuit, and
any bulb-and-socket assemblies from the wiring harness to the cluster
Position the cluster to the instrument panel and install the four cluster to panel retaining screws.
Install the panel trim covers and the steering column shroud.
Connect the battery ground cable.
Check operation of all gauges, lamps and signals.