1995 Saturn SL2 Gauge cluster will not work

Tiny
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  • 1995 SATURN SL2
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 98,000 MILES
This car has had 3 count them 3 new clusters put into it and still none of them work Can some one tell me possibly what this is?

Also Keep In mind a Mechanic himself was doing all the work and still couldn't figure it out.. Would a smart choice be to take it into a dealership to have them figure it out or should I just try a shop that is better suited for foreign cars
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 12:25 AM

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Tiny
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Start simply with checking your fuses if that checks out trace the wires that are running to the cluster panel to make sure there are no short circuits or open circuits if both of these check out post back with me and I will help you with this problem
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 12:42 AM
Tiny
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None found. We spent almost 5 hours with the dash torn apart. And found nothing
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 12:51 PM
Tiny
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If all fuses were good and all wires were fine then you may have a problem with the computer not letting the cluster panel work or there may be wires crossed and running to the wrong places
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 4:52 PM
Tiny
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Could it have come from the factory like that?

Also should I just replace the computer?

Parts Wise the computer is dirt cheap. About 117.77 from checker auto as a re manufactured unit
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 6:00 PM
Tiny
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Yes it is possible that it came from the factory like that they may have cross wired the cluster panel a way to find this out would be looking at technical service bulletins for your vechile and see of any recalls or bulletins have been posted about this problem also replacing the computer should not be done until you check for recalls and bulletins
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 AT 11:13 PM
Tiny
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There are 3 recalls for the vehicle however they are for the seats and the steering shaft. Where would I check for service bulletins?
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 AT 1:55 AM
Tiny
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TSB's or technical service bulletins can be found at safercar. Gov under defects and recalls then in then left drop menu under service bulletins
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 AT 10:18 AM
Tiny
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Issue was Found and it took the guys at the Saturn dealership locally about 3 and a half hours to find out, there where crossed wires in the dash causing the signal to not reach the cluster.

Thanks for all the help, it was appreciated

only cost 52.00 to fix !
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Thursday, March 26th, 2009 AT 3:38 PM

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