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Evening, to determine the issue you need to run the cluster actuator/self test. The outcome will tell you if the cluster itself is bad. Here is the info for testing:
The instrument cluster actuator test will put the instrument cluster into its self-diagnostic mode. In this mode the instrument cluster can perform a self-diagnostic test that will confirm that the instrument cluster circuitry, the gauges, and the CCD data bus message-controlled indicators are capable of operating as designed. During the actuator test the instrument cluster circuitry will position each of the gauge needles at various calibration points, illuminate each of the segments in the Vacuum-Fluorescent Displays (VFD) units, turn all of the CCD data bus message-controlled indicators on and off again, and display any Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) information. It is suggested that a note pad and pencil be used to write down any fault information that is displayed during the test for reference.
Successful completion of the actuator test will confirm that the instrument cluster is operational. However, there may still be a problem with the CCD data bus, the Powertrain Control Module (PCM), the Central Timer Module (CTM), the Airbag Control Module (ACM), the Controller Anti-lock Brake (CAB), or the inputs to one of these electronic control modules. Use a DRBIII® scan tool to diagnose these components. Refer to the appropriate diagnostic information.
Try the self test and let me know the results of the gear display during the test