Q: Instrument cluster gauges not working

asked by on January 30, 2016

My instrument cluster gauges do not work properly. Sometimes they do not work at all.

Hi there. If your instrument cluster stops working intermittently, then it may have a bad circuit board or a bad connection. I have found issues related to the ground connection in the instrument cluster. Most of the time, this connection becomes loose and causes this. If the ground connection is good, then the cluster is most likely the issue. I would typically use a voltage meter to check for any electrical issues that would cause this. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the electrical components and make the repairs necessary.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

TCC solenoid converter

Code P0473 indicates a fault with the Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid inside the transmission. P0743 is usually a problem with the electrical side of the TCC solenoid, wiring or trans control relay. It is a repair that any reputable transmission...

Rough idle

Hi There, A rough idle may be caused by many different things such as low fuel pressure, low voltage to the fuel injectors, dirty fuel injectors, a vacuum leak, a faulty Oxygen sensor or a dirty or failing idle air...

Car start but steering wheel won't turn

Two things come to mind. It could be that your steering lock has malfunctioned, in which case the steering wheel will feel very rigid, or it might be that the power steering is not working, in which case the steering...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Have Kids
Once Once you have kids, the kind of car you have becomes very important. Suddenly, the amount of space, entertainment features, reliability, safety, and easy to clean interior become the top priorities. Here’s a list of vehicles meant to satisfy...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford F-250
When When it comes to large, heavy-duty pickup trucks, the 2012 Ford F-250 only has two competitors – the Chevrolet Silverado HD and the Dodge Ram 2500/3500. Though the F-250 doesn’t outperform the Ram in the towing department, it certainly...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Doctor Who Makes House Calls
If If you are a doctor who makes house calls, reliability is likely to be at the forefront of your mind when it comes to choosing a used car. You also expect a certain level of comfort. We have...