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Panel cluster fuse is drainging my batter dead. I have to pull it out until I get ready to drive or my car won't start for battery is dead. Then when I get ready to drive I have to plug it back in so my car will start.What can be done about this and is it expensive and what all does the panel cluster consist of.

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The 2004 chevy cavaliers have electrical problems and yes they are expensive to fix, my friend has a silver 04 cavalier and his speedometer and fuel gauge go spastic all the time, his cousins is identical and does the same

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