Erratic Operation of Insturment Cluster on Dodge Ram Van 1500

The instrument cluster may work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the fault is commonly due to connection issues at the cluster electrical connector. There is a kit available to repair the connector and terminals.

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Average mileage: 180,222 (157,000–203,444)
3 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2002
3 people reported this problem
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Usually oil and fuel gauge go to high and low extremes, respectively. Sometimes voltage gauge and temp gauge will do the same. When engine gets hot, it feels like the coil cuts out. Ice on PCM cools it until it drives well again. We opened the PCM but the coil driver looks fine, not burned out. We cannot tell if these issues are wiring problems or a faulty PCM, which was replaced three years ago.
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