Q: Gauges don't work

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My car's gauges don't work.

Hello. There are a few reasons for the gauges not working. I would start by checking the fuses. If the fuses check out, then the grounds should be looked at. There is the connection at the battery and another under the center console that should be inspected. The one under the console has TSB 04-08-45-010 associated with it. Last, if all that is good there could be an internal fault inside the cluster. You have a couple of options if it’s the cluster. You can go to the dealer, have the cluster removed and sent out for repair, or find a shop locally that knows how to repair the cluster. The cluster is a coded part so if it is replaced it must be coded.

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