Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Cant get cluster mph, gas, temp gauge to work.

asked by on

About 2weeks ago was leaving my shop and my radio harness wire were exposed and one of the wires touched the tip of metal on antenna wire and caused a spark. And whole cluster wasn't working. So next day replace fuses that were burnt out and took out cluster to see if anything was burnt but didn't take it fully apart and taped up exposed wires. So I put it back hooked up harness to cluster an got everything working but the mph gauge. Then my truck wouldn't start one day. Replace burnt fuse then it started. And now mph, gas n temp gauge won't work. DTC codes P0440 Evap Canister, P0335 Crankshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Malfunction, P0128 Coolant Thermostat

My car has 207589 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. From what you are explaining it sounds like you may still have another blown fuse or it is possible that you have a wire that may have melted when this short occurred. I usually start by double checking the fuses in the exterior and interior fuse box. If all of the fuses are fine then the wiring to these circuits need to be checked with a voltage meter to find where they are losing power as it may be from a burnt wire or it is possible that the short damaged the body control module. If you plan on having this gauge problem checked out, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to you to [diagnose why these gauges are not working] https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/electrical-components-are-not-working-inspection.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Why is my Silverado 2014 shaking and turning off?

It sounds like you may have some kind of misfire that may be causing the truck to start and then shut off. Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or...

Q: Car won't start after driving any distance. I have to let it cool down before I can start the engine again.

It's curious that you don't seem to have a code in the ECM. Usually if you have a malfunction that prevents the car from starting, there will be a code resulting. That being said, it sounds like you may have...

Q: i accelerated loud pop and D doesn't move the car.

Hi there. It sounds like an internal component has failed; a snapped/broken brake band. This component has hydraulic pressure applied to engage the selected gears for the transmission. It would seem that the hydraulic pressure was applied when the band...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.