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Gages fluctuate I have had the same issue for over a year. When I idle or go up hill, all the gages fluctuate irradically. One problem I found was brake fluid was leaking into the "speed control pressure switch" located directly under the brake fluid reservoir. I replaced the pressure switch and Fuse 10. It seems to be some issue with Fuse 10, but I haven't figured it out.

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