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solsonlc
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Jun 23, 2012, 12:53 AM

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2001 Dodge Caravan Sport
3.3L V6
Auto Trans

My battery went out, I replaced it but now my gages do not work, Speedometer, Tach, fuel, temp, turn signals, flashers, everything else works, I cannot figure out which fuse controls that and I disconnected the battery for 30 minutes to reset computer. What might the problem be?


Hammer Time
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Jun 23, 2012, 3:14 AM

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Could be a failure of the dash cluster. It's actually pretty common. Just test all your fuses using a test light.



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nickwarner
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Jun 25, 2012, 6:17 PM

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If all fuses are good, as HT said this may be a bad cluster. I used to maintain a fleet of Caravans for a taxi service and the circuit boards went out on them. Dodge wanted $380 for a new one and I had bought ones from a junkyard for $100 each until they were out of them. Happened to run into a guy who did electronic repairs and was something of a mad scientist. He spent 2 minutes with my multimeter and found a bad capacitor that wholesales for about $1.50. I had saved a dozen of the old clusters and it was always the same fault. If the cluster is indeed bad its easy to get the board out of it and I would find a place that does electronic repairs. They can repair it for you cheaper than anyone. Still have a bunch of the caps in my toolbox along with the soldering gear in case I run into another one.






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