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Speedometer,Trip Meter, Fuel Guage, Oil Preassure Guage,heat guage, Volt meter, all quit at the same time. Fuzes seem to be fine. Lights on dash work turn signals-ok

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  • geo22252 Apr 10, 2011

    Turning lamps, headlights, brights, and brake lights all work, Is that what you refer to as the Multi-function switch? The Truck runs fine otherwise. Where is the ABS module located? I have the dash out now, also traded it out w/anouther used one, I drove from Michigan (cold weather) to Florida (Hot) ended driving it back w/no Instramentation

  • geo22252 Apr 10, 2011

    1995 Ford Ranger---ABS was ok i think Reseated it---Maybe a ground? Where?

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If all gauges and lights quit at the same time, your Instrument Cluster is either faulty, or the fuse for your instrument cluster has blown. I would check all fuses, then remove the Instrument Cluster. Check the terminals on the back of the instrument cluster, and try reseating the Cluster to see if the problem goes away. You may have to replace the Instrument Cluster if it doesn't start working again after reseating the Cluster.

Depending on what vehicle you have, this could also be linked to a faulty Multi-Function Switch (check your turning lamps, headlights, brights, and brake lights, if any don't work, fix the problem), or a faulty ECM, faulty ABS module, etc.

Posted on Apr 10, 2011

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    Jeremy Moore Apr 10, 2011

    Did you have an ABS light on when the Instrument Cluster was working? If not, this is probably not the problem. I would pull the Instrument Cluster, check the terminals and solder joints. Reseat the Cluster and see if it starts working. What is the Year, Make and Model of the Truck?

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    Jeremy Moore Apr 10, 2011

    The Fuse for the Instrument Cluster is inside the vehicle. It is listed as fuse 11, which is 10a, in the factory service manual. From this fuse, power is sent to the Instrument Cluster through a Red/Yellow wire. It is possible that your Instrument Cluster Gauge Amplifier has gone bad. It is located on the backside of the Instrument Cluster. The instrument cluster gauge amplifier is a printed circuit board assembly located at the end on the rear of the instrument cluster. Carefully depress the retaining clip with thumb on the component side of the board, and pull the board assembly out of the instrument cluster back plate. To check the Cluster Ground: Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Partially remove instrument cluster as outlined. Using an ohmmeter connected to a known good ground, connect second lead to Circuit 57 (BK) at Connector C1, Pins 8 and 10. Measure resistance. If the resistance is not 5 ohms or less, SERVICE Circuit 57 (BK) for open. If the resistance is 5 ohms or less, turn ignition switch to RUN position. Using a test lamp check CIrcuit 640 (R/Y) at Connector C1. If the test lamp illuminates, REPLACE instrument cluster printed circuit. RESTORE vehicle. RETEST system. If not, SERVICE Circuit 640 (R/Y) for open.

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