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Instrument panel is not working

Instument panel is not working. rpm, gas ang speedometer gauges not operating. were working but went out of wack and stop working.

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  • 1fastfxr Jan 24, 2009

    Speedometer, tach, fuel, and temp gauge don't work. All the idiot lights go off when the car is started but the low coolant level light stays on even though the overflow is full. Also, the low fuel light stays on maybe because the fuel gauge dosen't work.

  • dredhead28 Feb 11, 2009

    i was driving down the road when my dash started goin crazy like i had passed thru a magnetic field or smthn:Speedometer, tach, fuel, and temp gauge don't work. All the idiotlights go off when the car is started but the low coolant level lightstays on even though the overflow is full. Also, the low fuel lightstays on maybe because the fuel gauge dosen't work. the speedometer and the temp gauge both bounce around from time to time.

  • marktersa Mar 14, 2009

    No instrument panel, nothing works except check engine light, low fuel.
    I have changed the ignition cluster, and computer. Neither solved problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    temp,gas,rpm,speedometer gauges not working

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Found the problem! The main cable going to the under-hood fuse box was rubbing against the metal bracket that the fuse box mounts on. Can we say poor electrical layout?? It had rubbed the sheathing off the cable and had broken one wire (the one supplying power to the instrument panel.) So I fixed that and cut a section of rubber hose and put it over the bracket to help prevent such events from occurring in the future.

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