Dashboard gauges out on 2001 Saturn SL

All the gauges on the dash were going on and off and now are off. Some months ago the car was flooded with water, this may be a concern?

by in Lake Worth, FL on June 03, 2009
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ANSWER by , June 03, 2009
If the car was flooded with water perhaps electrical connections are now corroding. I would take apart as many electrical connections as I could pull them apart and perhaps use electrical cleaner (available form Radio Shack in an aerosol spray) and before putting connectors back together I would get a tube of di-electric grease (Permatex make it available from any good automotive parts store). There is a fuse in the fuse box definitely a 10 AMP I think it is marked Body Comp that supplies power to the instruments ensure it is receiving power and is good. The electronics in this car do not like corrosion.
COMMENT by , June 04, 2009
Thank you autotechpat!