What's wrong with my gauges?

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  • It was the cluster had loose connection nuts tightened them now they all WORK!!

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olds517

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Aug 31, 2017
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I bought a 1979 H/O and the Gas, Oil, Temp and battery gauges don't work. When I unplug the connections for gas and temp gauge arm bounces to opposite side plug back in and it bounces back. my horn doesn't work and my blinkers did work but they stopped the hazards work I switched the hazard relay with the blinker relay still only hazards work I recently replaced both blinker bulbs still no luck I tested voltage inside blinker double positive socket one positive was blinking at around 11(hazard) the other less than .5 the light under the hood doesn't work I replaced the bulb still doesn't work the license plate light didn't work when I replaced the bulb it works fine now. I visible checked each fuse that is in place none are burned out or corroded. Any suggestions?
 

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Buckeye79

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Aug 1, 2017
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Sounds like a bad ground connection. I would start with the one from the block to the body and then from battery to fender. Make sure they are clean and fastened securely.
 

Clutch

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I bought a 1979 H/O and the Gas, Oil, Temp and battery gauges don't work. When I unplug the connections for gas and temp gauge arm bounces to opposite side plug back in and it bounces back. my horn doesn't work and my blinkers did work but they stopped the hazards work I switched the hazard relay with the blinker relay still only hazards work I recently replaced both blinker bulbs still no luck I tested voltage inside blinker double positive socket one positive was blinking at around 11(hazard) the other less than .5 the light under the hood doesn't work I replaced the bulb still doesn't work the license plate light didn't work when I replaced the bulb it works fine now. I visible checked each fuse that is in place none are burned out or corroded. Any suggestions?
Nice car my daughter has one like it
 
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olds517

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Aug 31, 2017
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Well I got my gauges to work thanks to Classic GBody Garage
it was simple couple of screw connections were loose now I need blinkers and horn. My power steering just went out steering fluid is full.
 

olds517

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Aug 31, 2017
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Where exactly do I bolt this on at because I have no idea only bolt I can see that it may reach are on the intake but I feel like antifreeze will come out if I unscrew one.
 

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olds517

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Sounds like a bad ground connection. I would start with the one from the block to the body and then from battery to fender. Make sure they are clean and fastened securely.
where do I bolt this on at?
 

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1bad79

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That's a ground strap bolts on the back of the head with a short 3/8 16 bolt and a star washer
 
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MrSony

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Clean it real good as well as the mounting surfaces.
 
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