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    I have an intermittent problem w/ my instrument panel that is becoming more frequent. The oil pressure and tempurature guages die; the VSC off warning comes on and flashes and the Auto LSD symbol (car skidding) comes on in the far left cluster; and the ABS warning light comes on. and the Outside Temp next to the clock goes blank. Until now this has just been a nuisance. But, I just found out that when this occurs the 4WD actuator switch doesn't work and I have no ABS (so a safety issue in the snow). There must be some common component for all of these functions. More than just a fuse; ? is it a relay? Is it something that can be fixed easily DIY or do I have to go to a mechanic or dealer for service?
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    Default Re: Instrument Panel Issue

    I would say your battery is failing--that causes chaos in the dash cluster.

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    Has original battery - but, still puts out 12.34V and alternator 14.2V. Has good cold cranking power. WIll consider the battery if no other solutions brought forth.
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    by the way - this is a 2008 dbl cab w/ 8ft bed
    Last edited by dlangesr; 12-31-2012 at 07:27 PM.

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    [Clean the posts and the ends good, tighten down very snug.....good luck
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    Default Re: Instrument Panel Issue

    might see if a parts store can load test your battery

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    Default Re: Instrument Panel Issue

    Test the battery, and remove, clean and re-connect the battery cables, as mentioned above. Then take a look at the grounds. Don't know where they all are, but give it a good look and see if any are loose or corroded.

    I have seen a 'good' battery cause all sorts of crazy issues, it had a bad cell that would short out on occasion, but tested fine. At 5 years old, the battery may be at the end of it's life.

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    Testing the grounds and battery can't hurt a thing, but based on the wiring diagram I suspect that the problem is actually a bad combination meter (gauge cluster).
    The VSC and ALSD lights both being on can indicate a CAN bus communications issue and the power for all the gauges comes through the MET-B fuse so a power issue should kill all of the gauges at once. The only way to know for sure is to have a Techstream connected to it while the problem is happening.
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    Did you ever get this problem fixed? Mine is doing sorta the same thing except they are out all the time. Fuse is good. At dealership now and so far they can't find the problem.
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