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#1 Old Nov 27th, 2012, 04:36 AM
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all gauges are not working, mine is the plane jane no tach . can i install one that has factory tach. also will any other year enterchange. are there a home rememedy for this. or have to replace. thanks new to the site.
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#2 Old Nov 27th, 2012, 11:08 AM
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sounds like a bad circuit board..
#3 Old Nov 27th, 2012, 11:48 AM
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Check the fuses.

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#4 Old Nov 28th, 2012, 04:27 AM
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checked all of them
#5 Old Nov 28th, 2012, 04:28 AM
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what can i do to fix the problem.
#6 Old Nov 29th, 2012, 08:33 PM
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It's the cluster, good luck finding one new. We have to wait 6 weeks or more to get one at my dealership. It is a very common problem with these trucks

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#7 Old Nov 30th, 2012, 04:34 AM
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are there any other that will interchange . really need something to help keep track of gas.
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Nope, you'll need to find a curcuit board. There has to be avender out there somewhere that makes them. But we are only allowed to use Nissan so I have never really looked

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#9 Old Nov 30th, 2012, 10:27 PM
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There's a place that rebuilds these for $199 and has a record of quick turnaround. I've heard good things from people who have used them:

Instrument Cluster Repair, Speedometer Repair, Odometer Repair
#10 Old Dec 1st, 2012, 01:10 PM
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A good friend of mine just bought a '98 Frontier and it had a bad instrument cluster. The odo worked fine but the speedo would go nuts at higher speeds.

He sent it off to those Wizard guys and they fixed it right up. Not cheap, but not much of an alternative if you want instruments! From what they told him, there's an integrated circuit chip that goes bad and causes the problem.

I've seen quite a few in the Craigslist with bad clusters, and they all seem to have around 170-180K.

My '98 Frontier only has 67,000 miles on it and the cluster works fine, am hoping for many more miles before having issues!!

Cheers..........ed
#11 Old Dec 2nd, 2012, 09:11 AM
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guess i will send it off after christmas. is this a guarentee it wont do this again.
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They warranty the repair for two years, or, for a small fee, they will extend it to 5 years, per their website.
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