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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Question: why my fuel,temperature and speedometer quit working?

 

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mr_greatness1, Jacksonville, IL, February 12, 2009, 13:55
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the gauges in my van worked fine last night,and i got in it today and none of the gauges were working is this a simple problem to fix and what could be the problem

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    rchavez February 12, 2009, 18:31
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    Perform inspection of Fuses. You could have blown a Fuse for Instrument cluster Gauges.

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    Andrew Asperger February 28, 2009, 14:51
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    Mine did the same thing. I was told it was a loose conection in the instrument cluster, then it started working again. Im sure I will have the opportunity to find out eventually:)

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    Visitor, February 26, 2010, 16:31

    99 dodge grand caravan, all all dash lights and gauges started to not work intermittently, then completely quit. If you are at all mechanically inclined, remove about 12 screws, remove the dash shroud, and pull the instrument cluster out. It is actually very easy. Unplug the main wire harness and remove the instrument cluster. Take another hand full of screws out and separate the circuit board from the back of the instrument cluster. Be careful when removing the flat ribbon cables. Make sure not to bend/tear these and gently pull the ribbon cables straight out... Now, look at the solder welds (joints) on the back of the male part of the connection that you removed the main wire harness from... Chances are one of the male posts has a cracked solder joint or weld. I touched up all of the welds on the back of the main connection. I found two posts that wiggled freely. I could hit the dash board and all of my dash instruments would come back to life. For a while anyway, and then they just quit working period. Some one else told me about this fix and it was actually very easy. Problem solved and everything works now. Side note... when my gauges quit, my rear windshield wipers would not work either.... good luck...

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    Visitor, August 06, 2010, 09:04

    Or go to the junk yard and get another gauge set...

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