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erratic gauges

How to fix erratic gauges I see lots of posts on car forums where the poster has really strange electrical problems like erratic gauges or the the blower will only work when the brakes are applied, or lights work only when certain other electrical accessories are either on or off. Most DIYers automatically assume these electrical problems are caused on the power side of the electrical device. In almost all cases, it turns out to be on the ground side. Car makers install multiple grounding points in every vehicle. They … Read More

Instrument cluster and gauges dead Chrysler minivan

Instrument cluster and gauges dead Chrysler minivan If you own a 2001 or later Dodge Grand Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country van and your gauges are dead, the most common cause is a bad module that’s mucking up the digital data on the vehicle’s data bus. Start by performing a self test on the cluster. Ignition switch should be in the locked position. Hold down the trip reset button until you see the word “Sof” and a number appear in the odometer window. If the cluster will not perform … Read More


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