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Turn signals not working, speedometer and tachometer not working

Turn signals, speedometer and tachometer not operating

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Provided you've checked all fuses etc first, You may want to have a look at this article. Googling ( soldering dodge caravan cluster ) as well . There are videos on you tube.
Here's the link. ( http://www.allpar.com/model/m/repairs/3G-cluster.html )

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It sounds like the clock spring in the steering wheel is bad. It can be changed at home, but it should be done at a dealer because of the air bag.

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    Mike Thornstrom Mar 23, 2014

    Hold in the odometer button for about 5 sec, you will notice it atomattically resets and clibrates all the gauges. At least it worked for my speedometer

  • David Goodwin
    David Goodwin Mar 23, 2014

    Thanks, I tried all that last night with no result. Got up this morning, retraced all my steps and found I had a loose connection. Now to figure out the headlight problem or get rid of the vehicle. Thanks again for your help.

  • David Goodwin
    David Goodwin Mar 23, 2014

    Thanks, I tried all that last night with no result. Got up this morning, retraced all my steps and found I had a loose connection. Now to figure out the headlight problem or get rid of the vehicle. Thanks again for your help.

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