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I have a power draw that is killing the battery and i narrowed it to the instrument cluster but dont know what to do next to try and fix it

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It most likely is in the clock,if it has one,the body control,is either at fault,or the cluster itself.They will have to be replaced.

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See Figure 4
Fig. 4: Common instrument cluster found in 1995-97 "S" series Pick-ups.
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