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Old 10-15-2011, 07:38 PM
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2006 1/2 ton 4wd w/ 5.7 hemi.

Tach quit working right, then parking brake and ABS light is coming on going off, on,, off, etc.
Tonight while it was doing that the speedometer started goin crazy and engine was cuttin out.
Seems electronic or computer related. I read a thread about tach problems being a bad cluster.
Can it cause the other troubles too?
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Your cluster is a big part of the electrical controls. Unless you have a bad ground somewhere, I'd start looking into a new cluster... I know that the RKE box is mounted to the back of it. So if your fob starts wiggin out on you too... Bad cluster...
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I had the exact same problem with my '07. Replaced the entire cluster, and all my problems went away.
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Thanks for the info guys. Is this a pretty easy detail and what should I expect to pay for one?
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I paid $250 for a used on and had a local speedo shop calibrate it for $75. New, the dealership was asking $550 + $100 to calibrate it. Upir prices might be less since you're in the US, but not by much since the dollar's all of 2 cents less right now.
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just started experiencing the same goofy tach issue the other day. My '06 has a little under 40K miles on it. So is this definitely a gauge cluster issue? I'd definitely like to nip it in the butt before it gets out of control and something else starts to malfunction. Also, Redneck Mechanic mentioned the RKE box, what is that?
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