I don't know if both issues are connected? Check for applicable trouble codes. Some of the national brand autostores used to check codes for free, if vehicle will run? It is possible there might be an instrument cluster code? Did you check all applicable fuses?
At the instrument cluster, I'd check voltage and ground circuits. To do that, you have to get at the instrument cluster connector.
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 AT 7:18 PM