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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I have noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.Ray, I would start with doing two things, first since you have the cluster out check and see if you are getting power and ground to the cluster while the problem is occurring and while doing so scan the computer system to see if there are any fault code setting in the computer system. I have enclosed the wiring diagrams for the cluster in the link below to check power and ground. One other thing to check is to make sure the key and tumbler is returning to the run position once you start the car and not sticking . If you find power and ground at the cluster and its still not working then I would suspect the problem is with the cluster. I have enclosed a source in the the third link where you can send the cluster and have it tested.https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104923897/Instrument%20cluster%20Jul%2013.pdfhttps://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104923897/Instrument%20cluster%20%232%20Jul%2013.pdfhttp://www.instrumentclusters.com/
Ray if you replace it it will need to be the same year , make and model. And if the ignition (key and tumbler) sticks and dose not return back to the run position it sure could cause this so be sure to check it as well.