1998 Dodge Truck cluster lights

Tiny
THEWAVE
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  • 1998 DODGE TRUCK
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 116,000 MILES
No lights in cluster, headlight pull switch will turn everything on except cluster lights, when starting engine all warning light comes on and go off after the is running as they should, can't see gages at night
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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 AT 7:42 PM

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Tiny
BUDDYCRAIGG
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Is the dash dimmer turned down?
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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 AT 8:07 PM
Tiny
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Yes, I tried rotating pull switch, put in new switch and tried another cluster, still no lights inside the cluster
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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 AT 8:31 PM
Tiny
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Wow, you must have a parts car somewhere.

OK, now don't throw anything at me, I'm trying to be helpful.
Did you check the fuses, not just by looking at it, but with a meter or test light?

They can sometimes crack and you cant see that with the naked eye.
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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 AT 8:57 PM
Tiny
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Checked all fuses, there are two, cluster A, cluster B, both good, replaced both anyway
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Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 AT 7:55 PM
Tiny
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Do the lights in your radio and heater controls respond like they should?
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Thursday, December 11th, 2008 AT 3:04 PM
Tiny
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Yes, heater control and radio light are fine
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Thursday, December 11th, 2008 AT 5:32 PM
Tiny
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I'm having technical issues delaying me from accessing the resource information I need to further assist you.
I'll respond back as soon as I can.
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Thursday, December 11th, 2008 AT 6:32 PM
Tiny
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I'm sorry to miss leave you, but the lights in the heater head are not working.(SORRY)
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Sunday, December 14th, 2008 AT 10:47 AM
Tiny
BUDDYCRAIGG
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Don’t worry about it.
I’ve given incorrect advice before.

This diagram suggest that there is a 5 amp fuse in a junction block on the passenger side of the dash. Check that.
Or at least check that you have power at the Orange wire.
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Sunday, December 14th, 2008 AT 4:23 PM
Tiny
KEN
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If the lights in the heater head work, then the dash lights should work.

Check for power at pin-1, connector-2 Orange
Check for ground at pin-5, connector-1 Black/Orange

If those check out, then it has to be something in the cluster.

Good luck
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Monday, October 13th, 2014 AT 12:33 PM

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