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Odometer is not lighting up!

My 92 Jimmy's dash is all computer & now my odometer is not showing my speed but the rest of the gauges are all working fine... is it a fuse or a bigger issue? When I smack the top of the dash it briefly comes back to life & then fades out...

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The problem is the cluster itself.This is the instrument panel. y ou will need to replace it.You can either go to the dealership and order one or have yours sent in for repairs or you can get a used one from a salvage yard if you are not concerned about the mileage.Hope this helps.Good luck.

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