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Q: Instrument cluster not lighting up

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The instrument cluster is not lighting up anymore. The gear, engine, and fuel gauge lights are still on, though none of the backlights behind the speedometer, RPMs, and tachometer work.

A: If the instrument cluster is no longer work...

If the instrument cluster is no longer working, I suspect your vehicle may be experiencing an electrical problem, perhaps a blown fuse, or wiring problems. As electrical problems can sometimes be difficult to diagnose yourself, I would recommend having a professional technician from YourMechanic inspect the vehicle's electric system to ensure that the correct repairs are made.

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