1996 buick skylark gauges not working

Asked by Sep 21, 2013 at 01:10 PM about the 1996 Buick Skylark Custom Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

everything worked fine before the car was parked for 6 months, now the temp and fuel gauges are at half, the tach and speedometer don't move. All the lights work and all fuses check good. PLEASE HELP

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possibly corrosion/oxidation where the wiring harness plugs into the printed circuit on the back of the seedometer/ gauge cluster.

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Well thank you for your answer, I pulled the cluster and checked the connections, all are ok, I may try a junk yard cluster. Do you know of any other problems in the harness that would cause all gauges not to work.

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hate to say it but they may run through the ecm/computer.with the cluster out did you examine the printed circuit very closely ?

99 percent it is the cluster, but unknown what is causing the board to go bad, i have replaced 2 clusters in a year now. my cluster is one with tach and i did make one without tach work

only one other option i have is to replace ECM, i will post to see if that cures the problem

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