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Re: flaky dash display

What you appear to be experiencing is the "Dread Flakey Display Syndrome".
Don't fret, don't get all nervous and jerky.  (I used to be nervous and jerky
but I got over being nervous.)
What you most likely have is some dirty connections between your instrument 
cluster and your wiring harness(es).  The solution?  Remove your instrument 
cluster, disconnect all wiring harness connectors.  Open the back of the
cluster and clean the connector pins thus exposed.  Then put everything back 
the way it was.  One caution, be sure the connectors inside the cluster are
properly seated.  There is enough slop (at least in mine) for them to be 
mismated if you are careless.
Have fun, the job will take maybe an hour if you have to sorta feel your way.
Removing the steering wheel is part of the job.

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