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The dashboard equipment not working no speedometer, no gas, no thermometer nothing but everything else is working, so i have no idea what to do? so please help me..Jona

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First check for a bad fuse in the fuse panel. Then if all looks good in there, you will need to remove the instrumental panel and see if it is getting power with a volt meter (make sure the car is turned on when checking). If it is getting power, then replace the instrument cluster (preferably with one from www.car-parts.com as used ones are cheaper). If it isn't getting power, then you need to trace down a broken wire, or a bad ground in the system which is a pain. Let me know how this works out.


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