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I have a 90 SI manual. The gauges will work fine for a while, stop working completely, bounce all over, everytime I look down it's one of the 3. It's been doing this for a couple of months (Son's car). Does this sound like a bad instrument cluster or the Vehicle speed sensor? It affects all the gauges.
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Re: Instrument cluster problem

sounds like a loose wiring harness plug... check at the fuse box, you will need to remove the trim panel to get to them.

Not sure about a 90 Lude,
But in my 92 it is a Blue 14 Pin (I think) connector.
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Re: Instrument cluster problem

Low voltage or the battery not being properly charged by the alternator while running can also cause something similar (at least in my '95 haha). Does it happen randomly, or is there something that seems to trigger the funky gauge behavior? i.e. Stereo running, headlights being turned on, or anything else that could drain electricity?

If you haven't noticed or haven't tried, try turning off and on the headlights when the gauges start acting up. When mine started wigging out, if I turned on the headlights or tried opening the window (electric windows), the needles would drop like I turned the car off, but when I turned the headlights off or stopped hitting the window switch, they'd jump back up. While driving, sometimes they would flutter all over the place for no reason. A properly charged battery fixed this for me temporarily, but eventually (this past Friday) I had to replace the Alternator and have not had this issue again.
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Re: Instrument cluster problem

Thanks for the response. Unfortunately I don't have all the history on this problem since my son had it off at college and he's now working out in the sticks with limited access to phones and internet. I saw another post that mentioned a loose ground wire as a possibility. I'll check your suggestions and see if I can get a hold of my son for more info. Thanks~
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Re: Instrument cluster problem

My son said the engine gets hot and then the cluster problem starts...... great now I have an over heating problem to deal with!
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