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'04 Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel. I pulled the instrument cluster to try and replace a burned out bulb; much to my surprise there are no "bulbs" in the cluster, just something that look like soldered in LEDs. I replaced the cluster and re-connected the wiring looms. Now the speedometer and tachometer are jumpy, rather than moving smoothly (speedo jumps in increments of about 5 MPH). The fuel gauge is also reading incorrectly (not registering a full tank, seems to change every time truck is started). The other gauges seem to function normally (AMP, Temp and oil pressure at "normal" limits compared to what they were before R&R of cluster panel).

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Sounds like you have a wire grounding out somewhere, or could be in the new cluster you put in. Check all your connections in the wiring, you could put the old cluster back in to see if it corrects your speedometer then you would know if its the "new" cluster you just put in giving you problems or whether you pulled a wire loose replacing the cluster.
Hope I was of some help to you. Good luck

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