I have a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan that has the same problem. A friend of mine had the same van with the problem. He took his to the shop, they determined that there was a short in the wiring harness. It was rubbing up against something. It cost $200 to have it repaired. I'm guessing that is the problem with mine as well. If I hit a bump and the air is moist it will cause the gagues of the tachometer, odometer, and speedometer to drop. The ABS light comes on and all of the letters (R, N, D, etc..) for the gears are circled. It usually comes back on after a while but the longest amount of time was for 125 miles.
It could, along with the gauges themself and dozens of other causes. A scan tool capable of communication with the body computer and cluster is required to diagnose.
You need gauges to properly charge it.
That is the part with the gauges.
In the fuse box under dash, left of steering column.
It gauges and distributes the power required to get the correct reading from your oil gauge display.
Bad electrical connections.
The year, make and model would help but with some vehicles all the dash cluster gauges are protected with one fuse.
Analog gauges do not use digital numbers or digital displays. Analog gauges use dials or a pointer. Think hands moving around a dial as in an analog speedometer. If it has digital numbers then it is not an analog gauge it is a digital gauge.
Ultrasonic gauges need to be replaced every couple of years depending on how many times they are used. They are easily replaced so why not do it when you feel their usefulness is done.
you need a new battery.
most likely a fuse is blown
A bad alterator or voltage regultor
See related question below.
The check gauges light comes on when one of the gauges it outside of the safe operating range. Check oil pressure, coolant temp, battery voltage, etc.
If it is an electric speedo it probably is the speed sensor and if it is a manal speedo it is the cable.
The car wants you to take it to a certified mechanic, for a change.
Loose battery or alterator connections
When one of your gauges shows something abnormal, your "check gauges" light will come one. Chances are you're low on motor oil. When you corner, the oil will slosh away from the pickup, causing your oil pressure gauge to read zero for a second. This in turn causes your check gauges light to come on, but by the time you look at your gauges, the oil has settled in the pan is your oil pressure is reading normal again. When you see the check gauges light and the gauges are reading fine, check your oil.
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One of the gauges or wiring has shorted to ground.
The "check gauges" light comes on when one of the sending units detects something is not right. It could be low oil pressure, engine over heating or low voltage. The next time it comes on CHECK GAUGES.
I Have a Dodge Caravan 1996 , and the Light ABS go on all the time finally I find out the fuse in the box under the hood at number 1 from left to right had broken
It could, you need to have the codes checked to know possible causes.
this is common, i have had a few.. its normal for all the gauges to max out then return to normal but to go " crazy " ck battery ground. then if persists pull out control head and ck grds. there. still? send head to spedo. repair shop
check fuse in fusebox on left lower dash . It is fuse nomber 15 ,10 amp fuse . Could be the problem.