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Icon4 HELP! Guages not working!

I just replaced my instrument cluster lights and when i put everything back together, my gauges weren't working. Did I skip a step? I put all 3 connectors back in the back of the panel but still nothing. The lights and turn signal indicators work, but gauges don't budge =[
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you pushed the needles on too tight....

pull the cluster, take your knife or fork and loosen them up a little bit. you should be good to go. at least, that's my first guess.
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that's weird because i didn't even touch the needles?

hmm i'll give it a shot be right back
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also check your fuses...
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nope, didn't do anything. NONE of the needles work
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hmmm.....check fuses, plug it in, start truck up, and still nothing? never heard of this issue before. There is a fuse for the cluster.
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you got it!
sorry i posted that before i read your post
that did it!
thanks man, i appreciate it
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fuse? lol. Your welcome.
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I recently pulled my cluster out and it didn't work. I swapped a different cluster i had and it worked.

My problem was corrosion on the cluster contacts. For those that pull these check them. If you see green spots clean them up with a fine grit sand paper or scotch brite.
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and make sure to check those fuses =P
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