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Lightbulb Gauge Cluster Problem, Help please!

Hey everyone, I am new here, although I have lurked some. I have had my 2006 6.0 for about 4 years now.

So, with that being said, I have a major problem with the gauge cluster, I did some searching but cannot find exactly what I am looking for.

So I will make this short as I can, and thanks for reading.. Back in the start of summer I started getting the dreaded gauge cluster symptoms. Randomly going out while driving, windows and radio wont work, all that jazz. I had learned to live with it, until I could get it fixed. It was pretty sporadic. Maybe once every 2 weeks. Then it started doing it like every other 2 days. So one day I smacked the hell out of the dash and it worked fine, up until 2 weeks ago. Here is where the problem gets worse...

Yesterday, after driving for good 45 minutes I parked. Ok, lunchtime comes I go fire it up and the dash is blank, HOWEVER LIKE USUAL the dash lights were working, as I had my headlights on. THE ONE ISSUE WAS, the needles were not glowing.. so the truck "kicks into high idle" or at least thats what it sounded like, I put it in gear and its a rough CLUNK like not normal. So as I take off down the road, it would drop down in RPMS like it was running out of fuel, it would be fine for a few seconds then womp womp womp it dies down, but never shut off. About half a mile later all the dash flashes back on, HOWEVER this time the "tow/haul" flashed, it did not ever do that before, that I can recall. Please tell me someone has experienced this before?

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tow haul flash means you have a transmission code

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Ok, so since it has never done that except with this cluster being out, I am trying to figure out what exactly made it do that, because after the dash came back on, truck runs normal. It ONLY flashed the Tow Haul when the cluster lit back up, like 2 seconds and it was gone
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i would want to read those codes
and if it was mine I would be calling a company like circuit board medics to discussed after I checked all my connectors including the two on top of the cluster and the transmission, abs module etc
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