2004 Dodge Durango instrument cluster speedo meter

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JASIM MUGHAL
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  • 2004 DODGE DURANGO
  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • TURBO
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 22,730 MILES
Few days back I got check engine light because of O2 oxygen sensors I tried to purchase which was not available with the company so I decided to reset codes by removing battery cable & start running my car but its appear again after a next day & also sometime ABS indicator was showing but I ignore, one day while driving on road my car's instrument cluster completely shut down but car engine was running until I shutdown by myself after that I ignition several times but no use, Later I remove the instrument cluster wires from the dash & start my car it start & works fine without connecting instrument panel. By connecting instrument panel in starting condition some time engine dies some time ruining fine but Instrument cluster never work again its showing completely blank no speed meter needles movement or engine warm up or petrol needle. Only mileage is appearing / hazard indicators & headlight works fine nothing works either than that. So is this the problem of bad O2 sensors / instrument cluster / wire short circuit or there was some issue with ABS system which shutdown cluster panel or there is some trouble with ECU programming? I want to pin point the trouble exactly.
Is it possible that O2 sensors short circuit the system. By changing O2 sensors will it work fine or instrument cluster by it self faulty or there is any other disturbance with internal system ECU programming issues wiring short circuit etc?
Help me please to find out the solution.
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Thursday, April 9th, 2015 AT 11:04 PM

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Tiny
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First thing you have to do is have a pro scan for codes to see what is exactly causing the problem. It may be an anti theft problem there is definitely an abs problem as well. It could be a bad dash but that is something a pro h as to verify. Also check the ground on left front of engine as it may effect your O2 sensor. Thre are also 4 O2 sensors on this vehicle so do you know which one it is?
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Friday, April 10th, 2015 AT 7:00 AM
Tiny
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Anti theft works fine major trouble which I am feeling is one of mechanic removes catalytic convector from the bank 1 & bank 2 is it possibly that O2 sensors are damaged by it? If yes then is this the reason that cluster is not functioning properly if I will change the sensors can it be recover if not then what to do next. I have ordered O2 sensors 4 of them from Moper if necessary I can order instrument cluster along with it. The most important question that if I will install new cluster panel does it required any reprogramming or it can sort out the whole issue. Off course I am going to order OBD 2 scanning tool but it will take a while to get once I have I will send you the readings. So I want to confirm that is that any indirect functionality problem with ECU software by it self or any hint where I can find to make sure that ECU is works fine?
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Friday, April 10th, 2015 AT 7:15 AM
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Also tell me which Scanning tool is the best to do the whole work if I want to do it by myself Please?
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Friday, April 10th, 2015 AT 7:22 AM
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If you want a good scanner it's about $3000 US the auto parts ones can only read and erase codes for engine/trans. Whether the O2 was damaged I can't say by converter replacement but he may have told you that they were needed and nothing was done. It kind of sounds like the cluster has gone bad but until someone can check it to be sure I can't say on that either. It may be shorting out inside and if a new cluster is put in it will need programming. I kind of doubt it's the ecu, however it may be the tpim module as well causing problems but you need a pro to scan it for that. There are different tests that require time to make sure it's not an ecu problem like checking for shorted wires or poor connections that can cause the same thing. But that is something a DIY person with no training should even attempt as it can give you all sor to f different problems and replacing parts that don' t need replacing, even if ecu is bad a pro will have to program it anyhow.
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Friday, April 10th, 2015 AT 7:31 AM
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After removing catalytic combs from inside due to engine stalling problem. Afterwards engine stop stalling after that but codes starts coming.
Last time I have seen codes thrown by diagnoses are P0132 & P0134 nothing else even while ABS blinks but no codes for it. So after that instrument cluster gone bad.
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Friday, April 10th, 2015 AT 8:10 AM
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Unless a pro scanned it for abs codes auto part scanners won't pick them up. See pic for causes but it can be bent pins touching each other etc as well as BOSCH O2 sensors.O2 Sensor problem can be due to an exhaust leak prior to converter as well. I have no further comments or suggestions.
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Friday, April 10th, 2015 AT 8:21 AM

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