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Odometer only works at night

My 2005 Taurus odometer only works at night. My odometer includes trip and miles to empty. I took it to Ford who told me I need a new instrument cluster. I find this very hard to believe since everything else works on my panel. Its just the odometer in the daytime. I hate blow $300 just for the part. Please help!!!

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    everything else in instrument cluster seem to be fine

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THE PROBLEM IS A BAD OR SHORTED PINS OR CHIP, SO YOUR BEST BET IS THAT, TO REPLACE THE CLUSTER, SORRY.
ALL NEW CLUSTERS ARE ELECTRICAL NOW.
WHAT YOU CAN TRY IS TAKE THE CLUSTER OUT AND LOOK FOR ANY BLOWN RESISTOR OR METAL CARRIER.
IF IT WORKS AT NIGHT THE LIGHT SWITCH IS SENDING THE POWER TO THE UNIT. AT DAY TIME ANOTHER SOURCE IS SENDING POWER TO IT. SO THAT CHANNEL MAY BE BLOWN.

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