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The gauges can be opened up and the glass cleaned really, really thoroughly. If the lenses are plastic, I'm not sure what to use frankly. If they're glass, a good glass cleaner, possibly followed up by something like acetone, will get them clean-clean-clean. There won't be anything for the "fog" to form on, and they should stay clearer for longer.

You can substitute glass for plastic lenses if yours are plastic.

See the Tech Article on gauge rebuilding for details.

As for the fuses, you'll have to look at the wiring diagrams (in Haynes in B&W, or around here in color) to see what is "downstream" from the fuses. Start tracing those wires for bare spots or (more likely) broken or unplugged wires. An ohmmeter can help--zero ohms from the fuse to ground means a dead short which should pop the fuse...

For some general principles (just to get you started), see http://members.rennlist.com/damp_dave/electric.html
...This is a sneak peek at an upcoming Pelican Technical Article!!

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