See my profile, I do not know your rig. I do know some stuff that may help you, that may be common to other rigs that I am familiar with.
Your instrument cluster is located on the dash, usually all, or most of, is in front of the driver's cockpit area.
To access it, usually you must remove screws, some panels.
The very best thing you could do is buy a "Chilton" or "Haynes" repair manual for your year and model.
I am only on this site as a hobby, NO PAY, member as you are. At least listen to my advice, Sounds like you may be in need of more assistance than. Just getting to the clusters rear.
Maybe somethings I suggest don't work, I will let you know when my aid is exausted.
OTHERS CAN JUMP IN WITH A BETTER ANSWER
I know what its like to be "AFOOT"
I AM ONLY TRYING TO GET YOU GOING, AS FAST AS POSSIBLE, MAYBE EVEN SAVE SOME MONEY!
OR AT LEAST TRY TO STEER YOU TOWARD A FIX, Remember, I am a professinal PLUMBER!
I AM NOT HERE TO "PIZZ YOU OFF"
Alot of folks here don't even get an answer here.
If you are going to investigate/ repair this yourself, you may need a little "MANUAL ASSISTANCE"
Not that I doubt your abilities, But why should I write a book. When somebody else already has. In order. Diagrams. It don't forget stuff (like I do!)
If you came back right here and said, "My new manual says I have 4 "U" joints, I have located all 4, I am sorta unclear on checking out their servicability, can you help?"
But I haven't the time to write you a Vehicle Romance Novel, Teaching you all I have picked up over 46 years.
I can and will try to do all I can, but PLEASE just a LITTLE HELP from your side of the family would be so nice!
A manual would do you wonders, as far as TROUBLESHOOTING and SCHEDULED MAINTENENCE. ITS YOUR FOREVER, ITS RIGHT THERE, THE NEXT TIME YOU HAVE A PROBLEM.
I got my "Rear Lawn" Mechanics License, using one, now I have about 25 of them.
A manual for your specific year and model is available at Autozone, Advance Auto and other parts stores. They cost $25-$30
Covers: Troubleshooting, Scheduled maintenence, Testing, Step X step repairs, Cautions, Terms, Glossery, Stuff you had on your rig, you didn't know. AND LOTS MORE ! ! !
Don't just use 10 pages of it for your fix now, read thru it, lots of stuff you should be practicing, AND NEVER KNEW!
Keep it in your rig, in a big ziplock, for an emergency repairs, others who can help you, can reference it!
No more preaching from me!
Let me know your outcome. Go to "reply to question" to respond. Please HELP ME (or others), HELP YOU !
Sunday, August 1st, 2010 AT 4:42 PM