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1995 Dodge 1500 4x4 instrument cluster half died. 5.2L V8

My daughters' truck - she was driving it on the road and the cluster half-died. The only gauges still working are the fuel level and the oil pressure - the tach, speedo, odometer, temp, and alt are all non-responsive. The dash lighting still works, however...

I tried "jiggling" the keys - no change. I pulled the cluster completely out - the trace board looks flimsy but fine. I couldn't see any breaks in the traces. I reassembled it and it's still dead.I checked the diodes - they are OK, too.

I went to the control module and pulled it. The dialectric was all but gone - I cleaned it really well and put new dialectric in it. No change.

I found a company that will rebuild the dash for a small fortune - and Dodge will sell me a new trace board for just under $200 - but I'm not 100% sure that's what it is...

Also - the backup lights are out - I'm thinking that's the neutral safety switch - but I've been wrong before...it *could* be connected...

This cluster is just that - it's a completely wired cluster - no cables - just two large multi-colored plugs loaded with wires....

Any thoughts before this becomes a never-ending money pit would be much appreciated!

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IF YOU REMOVE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER AND UNPLUG IT,PLUG IT BACK IN AND UNPLUG IT AGAIN..DO THIS A FEW TIMES..IT SHOULD CLEAN OFF SLIGHT OXIDATION ON CONNECTOR TERMINALS..HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE..I ALSO THINK REPAIR CONNECTORS AVAILABLE FROM DEALER

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