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No power to dashboard or driver information center or air conditioning

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This is a bad Central Power Supply which is located above your gas pedal. It looks like a silver box 4 in. by6 in.They are not made anymore so you have to go to a repair shop and they will track one down for you or you can go to a Junkyard. A new one will run about $300 and a Junkyard from $125 to $175. I had the exact same problem and I got the new one because its plug and play so labor charge is Minimal.

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