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1500: 2002 dodge ram 1500 gave me 81code on cluster test.

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2002 dodge ram 1500 gave me 81code on cluster test. Also rpm gauge all over the place and fuel guage is not working properly
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  -Brad- replied 2 years ago.
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Have you connected a scantool and retrieved the codes in the cluster? Code 81 doesn't mean anything..
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes but nothing. That code was retrieved from my instrument cluster reading. I beleve its radio circuit code
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I held my trip meter button down and turned ignition on and that is the cofe that i was given
Expert:  -Brad- replied 2 years ago.
It sounds like your instrument cluster is going out, but you will need a scantool to monitor the fuel gauge and RPM signals from the PCM to determine if its a signal or cluster issue..