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Wil a shorted dash panel cause a no start 98 durango 5.2

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wil a shorted dash panel cause a no start 98 durango 5.2
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for you question,

Yes if the computer can not communicate with the instrument cluster it can and will cause a no start. Has the computer system been scanned to see if there are any fault codes setting?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no engine codes came up on the scanner
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

Well if the cluster has failed it can cause a no start.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can the cluster be by-passed to see if the engine will fire up?
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately no it can not be by-passed its plays a very important part of the CAN system. If the cluster is bad then it need to be replaced as well as programmed in order for the engine to start and run okay.