I never did get my instuments working. I changed the the GEM but really there is no way Icould be sure that the parts guy gave me the appropriate part. But I would have thought something would have started working, even if the module was not the correct one for my truck.
I am still doing without. Been a long time since superbowl Sunday, the day that my instruments quit working.
I have not really considered changing out the instrument cluster. Seems like a lot of work and money to just perform more research and development work. The GEM changeout is difficult, but doable if you got patience and beer.