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Old 05-10-2013, 09:32 PM
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Problem with guages on start...

Did a search but couldnt find problem similar to mine.

Once in a while when I crank my truck, the gauge wont register and "Check Gauges" warning and CEL light come on. Truck starts and runs without problem. But when it happens I shut truck off, recrank it and all the gauges work normally, and the 2 warning lights are off.

I have checked fuses and dont find any blown. Next move is to take cluster out and look for any bad wires. Plus want to clean and replace bulbs in there.


Has anyone had a problem like this? If so, could I get some info on an area to look at??

THX for all and any info
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Anyone have this problem? Went a couple months without any problems and then all sudden it acted up 3x's in last 1.5 weeks. Like mentioned truck rubs normal when it happens, all it is gauges drop.. Couple times I did catch it when it happend, when I cranked the truck. Start truck gauges all do normal for few seconds, the tach drops to 0, little gauges drop and check gauge lights up. Turn truck off and crank it back up and everything is fine. And was doing fine, for last couple months until recently..
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The two things I would check are the OD sw wire under the column, It's common for it to chafe there and the beginnings of a short could confuse the cluster (they're on the same supply - fuse #45).

Also, on an '02, the transition from the battery + cable to the Fuseable Links is a problematic connection. Look at the top of the dr inner fenderwell (under the hood), next to the airbox for a 1X1 plastic cover that says "High Current" (or something like that). Under there is a bolt-type connector prone to corrosion.
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