I am having a similar problem with my 98SE. I would sure like to hear your resolution as well.
Put a new battery in a week ago - alternator is charging OK - had been load checked during routine service 2 weeks ago, but suddenly died - battery was dead and wouldn't take a trickle charge. Alternator regulates to 13.8V idle and up to 14.4 at speed.
Now a couple of days later the speedo dies, followed by the tach - which actually flickers up and down - worse at low revs, then I see the fuel and temp gauges are pinned, and the odometer reads 999,999.
I have full voltage at the back of the cluster and ground is solid at 0.6 ohms.
I was thinking I need a new instrument cluster - can get a used one at a wrecker for $150 CDN- but the on line parts manuals don't seem to list one - just the individual components.
Would sure appreciate any input, or suggestions of what else I should look at.
And a question, will putting in a used cluster change my pristine PF's low mileage reading (105K miles) to the high mileage of the beater I get it from?
Monday, July 20th, 2009 AT 10:15 PM