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Why wont the psi and volts gauge work on the instrument panel in my 97 catera

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It sounds like the problem is your dash cluster itself. you should be able to find another dash cluster for an 88 DeVille in almost any junk yard.

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You may be low on rad fluid and have an air pocket where the fan sensor is located. Check the fluid level.

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Unfortunately this is all to common a problem in these computer electronic clusters. You will need to call the dealer and find out where they send the instrument clusters for rebuilding in your area. Cost is about $250.00 if you do the removal and installation after repair.

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