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Info cluster including gauges are dead. fuse checks good

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Is the cluster completely dead or is it a problem with the gauges only? If the entire cluster is dead it could be a cracked circuit board.Another posibility is a bad ground. This is known to occur in the 99-02 Silverado clusters and the 03-06's but not as many.

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