I'm mainly posting this for other members who have gauge issues similar to what i had.
My gauges would flash on and off, mostly off. Both the DIC and teh compass were dead. I tried the tech article twice and still had the problem.
I did a little research and came up with
I shipped the gauges there ( 35 bucks )
They repaired them for about 170 bucks.
That price included parts ( new processor and power supply parts ) and a lens polish.
My gauges are now brighter than ever before and they all seem to work like they are suppose to. Anyway, from my perspective they did a great job all for less than the price
of a used set. Repair took about 1 1\2 weeks.