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Hello, it sounds like you blew a fuse. If this is an automatic the button on the shifter shorts out. When this happens you lose the lights to the cluster. Once you replace the shifter assembly the short will go away and you can install a new fuse. If you let me know what engine you have I can get you what fuse you need to replace.
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Thank you, ***** ***** you need to replace is fuse 45 inside the fuse panel.
Correct. If you remove the steering column covers. Sometimes you can repair the short. It is easier to just install a new shift lever.
Do you have an ohm meter? If you have a test light we can do that as well?
Well if you have a test light we can test and see if we are even getting power to this fuse.
Fuses 35,41,33,45 all control the instrument cluster. If you still have access to the cluster we can test power at each wire.
The fuses get power on both sides?
Do you still have access to the cluster wiring?
Wiring behind the dash that plugs into the instrument cluster.
You want to check the red wire with a yellow stripe. Should have 12v in the run position.
If that has 12v it would suggest you have an instrument cluster failure.
If you remove the cluster the bulbs are changeable. I can't imagine all of them burning out at the same time but it's possible
When the lights are on do you get power on the light blue wire with red stripe?
If it has power but no lamps are illuminating there has to be a break on the cluster? The gauges work just no illumination right?
If you remove the gauge light bulbs are any burnt?
If you have power going into the cluster but no lights then there is a break in the circuit board. The circuit board in the cluster has a bad solder joint or beoken copper trace.
So you did have power and now you don't?
Ok so we need to determine why we don't have power. You do have power on the both sides of fuse 45 correct?
Does fuse 35 have 12v both sides?
Fuse 17 needs to have power on both sides as well. If you have power
What about 17
If the radio,*****switch, other light up switches work then you have a broken wire between the instrument cluster and the fuse panel.