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Try actually replacing the instrument panel fuse. Sometimes the open link is very small and hard to see. If this doesn't work try and find the instrument cluster connector and make sure that it is tight. Sometimes over time, if it wasn't latched all the way, it can work loose especially if there have been some wide temperature fluctuations where you are.
There has been issues with the solder joints on the PIN connection to the gauge cluster. The issue being that over time thru vibration and such one of these solder joints will fail (happened on or 1999) you can repair this though. You will have to remove all of the trim from around the driver's side dash board, this will include the trim towards the center of the dash. Once these pieces are remove you'll need to remove the gauge panel (I believe (4) allen head screws) carefully bring the panel and release the wire clip from it. Looking at the back of the panel, where the plug was, carefully with plenty of light look for one of the pins to have a failed solder joint. It will be very faint however the failed joint will be a fine dark line around the pin. To correct use a small soldering iron and reheat this solder until it wants to flow, let it cool and reassemble.
As I fore mentioned I had the exact same issue as you are describing, our is a 99. The most tricky part is the dash, take your time with it.
I hope this may have assited you,
There is a relay fuse under the hood. You want to check the relay fuse under the hood then check for a loose connector to the back of your dash. If these are good you'll need to take to someplace to have the ECM checked. This usually cost about $50.00