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Well the gauge fuses are in the block located right by your knee (under the small storage area, to the left and below the steering wheel. If it is just this light that is acting up and everything else seems to OK - then I would suspect the cluster itself (bad trace, bad bulb, bad bulb holder, etc.) Otherwise - I would just start tracing the wire under the steering column back, looking for obvious signs of physical damage (missing insulation, crushed wiring, etc.)

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