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2003 Cavalier the fuel gauge, temp gaoge and the speedo dont work

The fuel gauge goes backwards the temp gauge goes all the way around and the needel hits the fuel gauge needel. The speedometer does not work either. Sometimes it will go up to 30 mph and sometimes it doesn't work at all. Right now it is stuck at 30 mph. There was a recall buy GM but after they fixed it ( HA HA ) it has never worked again. If it makes a difference the radio quits working for no reason but give it a few days and it starts working again. I hope you can tell me where to start looking to fix this problem. Thanks Doug

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Check the wirings to the instrument panel, if many instruments are not working at the same time, this is likely a wiring problem.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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Hi!

Please check the wiring on the back of the fuel and temp gauge. Also check out for the cluster fuse in the dash and replace it.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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The gauge should not go all the way around unless the gauge cluster is no good .it sounds if it is shorting out .is this what the dealer fixed .if so there could be a lose ground behind the dash cluster.

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You need to look at all the dash grounds, because anytime you have weird problems like this a ground connection is always the cause, 20 years of automotive electrical work tells this. check the ground for radio speedo and gas guage, the most likely share a common ground.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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Just check some wires may be grounded or missconnecting each other.check and reply

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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