Gauges Not Working

Tiny
TIMETHIAW
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I got a new alternator about a month ago. I have checked the fuses, although I haven't checked the black relay fuses under the hood. Could one of those be the problem?
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Saturday, December 15th, 2018 AT 12:15 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Yes and this seems to be a major power supply which comes from the underhood fuse box.
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Saturday, December 15th, 2018 AT 12:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
OXBALLS
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  • 1999 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 13,000 MILES
My sons 99 accord lx instrument panel sstopped working and now the a/c and or any control will not work accept the blower fan still works. This has been happening intermitently and is now only working briefly once in a great while. I know this is not a fuse but I did check all of them anyway. I think the intrument panel board must have a problem. My question is in two parts do you think I am on the right track? And Do you have instructions to open up the dash without damaging it? Thanks I look forward to your reply.
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Saturday, December 15th, 2018 AT 12:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi oxballs,

Hope the following helps.

INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/GAUGE ASSEMBLY
Removal & Installation
Tilt steering column fully down. Cover steering column with protective cloth. Remove 2 screws and 2 clips to remove instrument cluster trim. Remove 4 instrument cluster mounting screws. Gently pull instrument cluster from instrument panel. Unplug instrument cluster harness connectors. Remove instrument cluster. See Fig. 17. To install, reverse removal procedure.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_InstrumentCluster99AccordFig17_1.jpg

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Saturday, December 15th, 2018 AT 12:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Just because your alternators only a month old doesn't mean it can't be bad. I've had brand new cars right of the truck with bad parts.
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Saturday, December 15th, 2018 AT 12:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TIMETHIAW
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I've had that new alternator checked first by autozone where I bought it, and then by a friend of mines father who is a mechanic. Both said that the alternator is working fine.

As far as the black relays, how would I check to see if those are bad or not. I have a little fuse checker but there's no way I would be able to check those relays with that fuse checker, its only made for small fuses.
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Saturday, December 15th, 2018 AT 12:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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You can use a testlight or DVOM.
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