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I have a Dakota with 190k on it. The tachometer stopped working about 2 months back. Has anyone ever tried to fix one of these? I have not pulled the instrument cluster completely, but could do that. However, not sure what might be wrong.

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Is it reading zero, or stuck, or erratic?

The tachometer is driven by a small 'daughter' card that plugs into the main circuit board behind the instruments. It might have come loose, or just have failed. It's a poor design that draws battery power with the engine off. I rewired it to run off the ignition only.
 

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The tach failed in the full scale position. The needle stays in the full scale position no matter whether key off or on, and/or running.

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That sounds like a stuck needle. I'd pull the instrument panel and flick it back to zero.
 
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