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Old 11-04-2009, 03:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any connection between Fuel, Temp & Oil pressure Gauuges?

Is there any connection between fuel, temp & oil pressure gauges on a 88 2.3? They all stopped working at the same time (I noticed them this morning). I thought they work on vacuum lines. Can it be something electric? The weird thing is they all stopped working at the same time. The clock, tachometer, speedometer, and even the fuel economy gauge work fine. I need to know where to start looking because I don't want to break anything in the instrument cluster.
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Thanks LAMF, I will check that tomorrow morning. I feel embarrased I didn't give it thought, thinking it was more involved (vacuum line etc) but that would explain why they went out at the same time, eventhough they aren't really related function wise.

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If it's not the fuse, it could also be a broken grounding point. There's a physical connection between the left cluster and the center/right clusters that provides neg ground. Simple test is to slap down on the dash above the cluster and see if the instruments "spring to life" temporarily.
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could be a bad power connection on the cluster. i wouold start with the fuse first..
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Actually pull the fuse out and check it. Sometimes they can look good, but actually have corrosion hidden and cause your problem.
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Old 11-06-2009, 04:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Check to see if your brake lights turn on. If they don't, its a bad fuse. The left side of the cluster and the brake lights are on the same circuit
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