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Instrument cluster lights sometimes work but not very often

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Best advice is to obtain a Chilton/Haynes repair manual that covers your make/model/year. None of mine cover your year. But our 1995 Sephia has a dodgey instrument cluster that simply dies every now and again. In every instance, we found a blown fuse in the Meter Position on the fuse panel. You may well have a fuse that is failing.

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