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Q: Instrument cluster not functioning.

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The instrument cluster is not working on my car.

A: Hi there, If it is the original cluster tha...

Hi there, If it is the original cluster that was in your car, you may be having some electrical wiring/connector issues. Clusters on most vehicles are connected via a bulk connector. This connector has many wires and not much room back behind the cluster and sometimes come loose. If the cluster was replaced or disassembled the circuit board that connects the internals could be broken. A technician should be able to properly diagnose this for you.

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