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: Oil from transfer case vent

Hi, thanks for writing in. A leak in the transfer case can cause a lot of serious issues. Tracing it can be done several ways. The most efficient way for tracking an honest leak is typically a dye test. This...

Q: can I shut down the A/C electronoically

Yes on left side of engine compartment fuel box you can take out the 10 amp air condition fuse and it will not send power to the A/C compressor only.

Q: Car won't even turn over.

Hello, the first thing to check is the base engine and make sure it will rotate by hand with a ratchet and socket. If the engine doesn't turn, further diagnosis will be need done to see why the engine won't...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...