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The gauges and millege/gear display just stopped working...I suppect it may be a blown fuse. I need to know where to find the fuse(s) that control this...under the dash or hood???

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There should be a 10 amp fuse (red) under left side of dash

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But, the most likely culprit is the BCM (Body Control Module), although I've seen this caused by bad solder joints on the gauge cluster connector itself.

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