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All dash gauges have quit working on my 1989 dodge dakota.. Checked all fuses and the good.. What else could cause this?


Instrument gauges need to be supplied by a stable voltage in order to be reasonably accurate and because the vehicle battery voltage fluctuates quite a lot it would be useless to operate gauges.
It is for that reason a voltage stabiliser is used and generally mounted on the printed circuit board of the instrument panel. Assuming the supply to the panel is good and there are no other wiring or connection faults the instrument voltage regulator has probably failed.

In the early days the regulator was an electro-mechanical unit but for many years a semiconductor regulator has been used to stabilise the output voltage. Any voltage lower than the lowest battery voltage will theoretically serve but I find most are either 5 volt or 10 volt.

Certainly it seems you must remove the instruments and apply your trusty voltmeter...

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Instrument Cluster Removal and Installation Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01 . Remove the instrument panel center finish panel. Remove the screws. Disconnect the connectors and remove the instrument panel center finish panel. Remove the hood latch release handle. Remove the screws. Lower the hood latch release handle out of the way. Remove the instrument panel steering column cover. Remove the screws. Remove the instrument panel steering column cover. Remove the instrument panel steering column opening cover reinforcement. Remove the four screws. Remove the instrument panel steering column opening cover reinforcement. Position the column gearshift lever in the low position. Partially remove the instrument cluster finish panel. Remove the screws. Position instrument the cluster finish panel to gain access to electrical connectors. Remove instrument the cluster finish panel. Disconnect the connectors. Remove instrument the cluster finish panel. NOTE: Illustration shows steering column removed for clarity. Remove the instrument cluster. Remove the screws. Remove the transmission range indicator and position the cluster forward to disconnect the three electrical connectors on the back. Remove the instrument cluster.

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Dashboard Gauge


  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove Over Steering Column Bezel Replacement.
  3. Remove over steering column bezel.
  4. Remove left end cover.
  5. Remove screw at left end of cluster bezel and headlamp switch.
  6. Remove screws holding cluster bezel to instrument panel from each side of steering column.
  7. Disconnect clip holding cluster bezel to instrument panel from above right vent louver.
    1. Separate cluster bezel from instrument panel.
    2. Disconnect wire connectors from back of the bezel.
    INSTALLATION
    1. Connect wire connectors into back of the bezel.
    2. Place cluster bezel in position on instrument panel. Use care not to place hands on louvers.
    3. Connect clips to hold cluster bezel to instrument panel. Use care not to add pressure on the A/C louvers to seat the cluster bezel clips.
    4. Install screws to hold cluster bezel to instrument panel on each side of steering column.
    5. Install screw at left end of cluster bezel and headlamp switch.
    6. Install left end cover.
    7. Install over steering column bezel.
    8. Install lower steering column cover.

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The light behind myRemove the cluster bezel from the instrument panel. See Cluster Bezel in this group for the procedures.
Remove the four screws that secure the instrument cluster to the instrument panel Instrument Cluster Remove/Install
Pull the instrument cluster rearward to disengage the two self-docking wire harness connectors
NOTE: The instrument cluster has two self-docking wire harness connectors that will be automatically aligned with, and connected to the instrument panel wire harness when the cluster is installed in the instrument panel.
Remove the instrument cluster from the vehicle.
Reverse the removal procedures to install. Tighten the mounting screws to 2.2 N·m (20 in. lbs.)
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