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Old 08-12-2017, 03:29 PM   #1
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Instrument gauge problems

I have owned RV's for many years, but purchased my most recent (2005 National Sea Breeze) in 2008.

I enjoy our rig and have had only minor issues over the last seven years. We recently had it painted by Pro Custom in Indiana and they did a fantastic job.

The one issue that I am currently having is that my Speedometer, RPM gauge are only partially working, and my oil, temperature and voltage gauges are not working. I have checked all my fuses, and wiring for any kind of rodent damage, but cannot find a cause for this issue. I would appreciate any ideas or suggestions.

2005 Sea Breeze 32 foot 58,000

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Is it Ford or Workhorse ?
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Instrument problems

It is the Ford V-10. It seems that the gauges work but they all seem to read lower than normal. When I turn the ignition on, they all activate, but when the engine in running, all of them read at the very low end of the spectrum. It really has me puzzled.

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Are you sure that your oil, temp, and voltage aren't actually low (I know, unlikely, but...)? A Scangauge or a cheap ($10) OBDII plugin with a free smartphone app would verify.
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someone I talked to said that there is a instrument cluster connection that can go bad behind the instrument panel. Is anyone aware of this or have more info?
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:34 PM   #6
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Sounds like it could be a ground issue.
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Another approach is a new system: SILVER LEAF
SilverLeaf Electronics, Inc. | Knowledge is Horsepower

I had a similar issue and installed the Silver Leaf VMSpc. Which gives me all the info that the dash gave and more. A few months later my faulty gauge started work again, but now I have both.
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