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Old 05-08-2000, 05:45 PM
Wm. Lewallen
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Problem started when nothing in instrument cluster worked. Checked all fuses and the ice cube relays in the fuse box. All were good. Then I discovered the alternator was not charging. Alternator was okay, but contacts on plug were dirty. Cleaned contacts and now the alternator works fine, but nothing in instrument cluster works. The only thing that does work are the left/right turn signal indicater lights when the hazard warning switch is engaged.Removed instrument cluster;cleaned all contacts, checked bulbs(all good.)Rechecked fuses and relays,All good.Everthing on the car works and is driveable but you have no turn signals, no temp.gauge,no fuel gauge,no oil pressure gauge and the speedometer does not work. What can I do to get all these thing working again? All help will be greatly appreciated.
Wm. Lewallen-- Lexington,Ky.

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Old 05-08-2000, 05:54 PM
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if you remove the instrument cluster you will find a plug which goes into the back; a round connecter with about 16 or so pins.
maybe this came loose????
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Old 05-08-2000, 09:21 PM
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this may sound silly, but you never know...What about the dimmer switch?

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Old 05-08-2000, 10:06 PM
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You have a faulty fuse in the fuse box. I'd replace all of the fuses with the updated ones that are made from copper.
Even when fuses look good, they can be bad. They can burn at the top and bottom contact points where you can't test or see!!!!!! This has kicked my a-- a couple of times!!

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