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Old 05-14-2001, 04:14 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Mission Hills in the City of San Diego
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I have 3 problems, and hitting the dashboard a few times has always worked up until now.

1. Tach sticks when I start the car, I whack it and it turns on.

2. Temp Gauge sticks, that one takes a good whacking to actually go up.

3. Light Bulb is out; one that illuminates left side of speedo and fuel level.

For questions 1 and 2, are the gauges sticking? The guy at a dealership told me the plug to the particular gauges could be loose too. I have heard about the sticking tach, but not about the plugs coming out. But I would more likely think it was sticking because it only does this when I start the car, I then whack the dash and they go up. Never do they fail or stop working once I have them going.

For guestion 3, should I change all the lightbulbs in the cluster... hitting a few birds with one stone?
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