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Battery light , fuel gauge not working

Battery light fuel gauge stops working, then the battery doesnt charge even when the brights is on the led on the cluster doesnt come on...i checked the fuses and cluster ..what could be the cause of this

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SOURCE: Speedometer/ Fuel Gauge & Tachometer not working

check for loose connection at the instrument cluster.

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SOURCE: speedometer, tachometer, fuel, and temp gauge not working

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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This problem can be tricky to solve... one thing I have run across is that some Cabrios have a factory fault that lets water leak though the firewall onto the fusebox! Needless to say this will cause any number of electrical problems due to the inevitable corrosion. The problem is fixed by inspecting under the hood directly above the fusebox (where the computer is mounted) Look for signs of debris or moisture. I have successfully repaired these with a good cleaning and the application of an asphalt based waterproofing membrane (unfortunately this was too late in some cases and neccesitated fusebox replacement!) Hope this helps... ;-)

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SOURCE: 2001 Passat Gauge Cluster Stopped Working (MPH, Tach, Oil, Temp)

if they have all stopped working but you still have the usual warning lights then the cluster will need changing

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