Gauge cluster and interior lights not working
Well, a couple of months later the gauges stopped reading. The only way they would read was if I pushed the cluster in towards the firewall. As soon as I let go, they would not read anymore.
Thinking this was a problem with the gauge cluster I bought one on eBay from a junkyard in Georgia. I removed my old cluster and installed the new one - nothing. Gauges didnt read or illuminate.
Fast forward to today. I took it to a shop by my apt and dropped it off for a diagnosis. I went to check on it a few minutes ago and the guy says that my cluster needs to be programmed. I asked what that had to do with my interior lights not working and he said they are all connected via the cluster (light switch -> cluster -> interior lights). I said ok, well, why haven't my lights worked even with my old cluster? His response: it needs to be programmed too.
I said fuck it, picked up my car and came home.
I'm getting very frustrated with this. I can't drive my car now because I don't know how much gas is in it.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!