Gauges died

1996 plymouth mini van 154,000 miles 3.3 v-6 speedo, tach, water temp, fuel gauge, odometer, and gearshift indicator all died. no power to fuse for “gauge” in fuse box. any ideas anyone?

There should be a IOD fuse in the box under the hood, remove and test that if not already done. Another common problem is the solder points on the gauge cluster going bad, you can google it and see the fix, but if the fuse does not have power that would not be it-I am just not sure if you are checking the correct fuse.

don’t know what happened, but gauge cluster started working again

There is a bad connection somewhere. If you had no power at the fuse then you need to check the connection to the fuse and the wiring that is before it.