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1999 Grand Marquis: instrument cluster..The speedometer

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The instrument cluster in my 1999 Grand Marquis is not functioning. The speedometer, the battery gauge, and the temperature gauge are not working. ? I checked the fuses and noticed that the 15 amp fuse in the number 13 fuse location was blown. I replaced it and it blew again. What can be causing the fuse to blow and is that the reason the instrument cluster is not working?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  Ron replied 3 years ago.
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The cluster fuse is the #13 and if its blowing its eaither because the cluster is internally shorted or the lighting control module has failed. In most cases its cause by a failed cluster. I would start with unplugging the cluster and see if the fuse holds. If so, then the cluster has failed.
Expert:  Ron replied 3 years ago.
If you need cluster removal instructions , I can send them.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I am not a mechanic, so I need a little more help. How do I unplug the cluster? Should I have a mechanic do this? Is it easy to see where the cluster connects to the fuse box?
Expert:  Ron replied 3 years ago.
Yes that would be best because to unplug the cluster it will have to be removed. Once the cluster is removed, you will see the connector easily.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes please send removal instructions Thank you.
Expert:  Ron replied 3 years ago.
Enclosed are instructions.

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