98 cherokee gauge cluster not working
So heres my dilemma I just picked up a 98 xj with an inoperable gauge cluster. Before picking it up I researched possible causes for why it was not working and was certain that it was the loose connection in the back of the cluster, so today I pulled it out to find that someone had been in there and tried that. So no go on that now I have been reading about other possible cause but am a little stumped due to so many different complaints on what was happening.
So for what is going on with mine. I put the key in the koeo position and all of my warning lights come on , Check engine, check gauges, fuel light ect. And all of them go out as they should after a few moments but when I start my car there are no gauges working, No oil psi, coolant temp, rpm, speed or odometer.
I did check the fuses on the passenger side fuse panel along with under the hood and all of the fuses were good.
My main concern is that numerous posts I have read only talked about the entire cluster not working or only certain gauges not working. But I did not come across any saying that all warning lights were working but not the gauges. I would really appreciate any help that you guys could suggest.
Oh yeah I dont know if this ties into anything but I have also noticed that I dont have any interior light and my radio does not work. If I turn on the power I hear it turn on in the speakers but nothing comes out and there is not clock on the radio either. If this has nothing to do with the cluster then Im not too worried about it but if it is tied in somehow then that might help point me in the right direction for fixing it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated,