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If everything keeps going like that then it sounds like its a problem with the onboard computer. The computer controls all the guages and would explain why they all fail at the same time.

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It will flash done on the cluster after you turn the key on and off three times and it gets to the end of the trouble codes. Have you checked for power to the starter in the crank position?

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: entire instrument cluster on dash flashes, and trip meter

Sounds like there IS a loose connection. There is a large connector on the back of the speedometer cluster. You'll have to pull the cluster and that's no easy chore. Sometimes the connectors get corroded also.

Before you tear into it, CAREFULLY push the entire cluster forward to make sure it is snapped into place. Push in a couple of spots using the palm of your hand and a soft cloth so you won't scratch the plastic cover.

Good Luck . . . . . . .

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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AW MAN, YOU GONNA HAVE TO TAKE IT TO GET REPROGEMAMED TO THAT CLUSTER, OR PUT THE ORIGINAL BACK ON AND GOOD LUCK STARING IT. IF NOT TOW IT IN AND HAVE IT REPROGRAMED

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the trim surrounding the cluster will be removed at first. Screws are surrounding this trim and needed to be removed
Next remove the retaining screws to the cluster. You may need to shift the shifter to low gear to remove the cluster. Block the rear tire when doing so
Gently remove the cluster and you will see the bulb sockets in the back. They simply unscrew out a half turn

Posted on Mar 12, 2010

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the trim surrounding the cluster will be removed at first. Screws are surrounding this trim and needed to be removed
Next remove the retaining screws to the cluster. You may need to shift the shifter to low gear to remove the cluster. Block the rear tire when doing so
Gently remove the cluster and you will see the bulb sockets in the back. They simply unscrew out a half turn

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