I suspected that the fan that cools the chip on the instrument cluster was making a large amount of noise. When I the car in for a separate minor issue and air bag recall I had them check it out. Yes it's the fan, but they only will replace the entire module...at $1000. I know from experience that processor fans are inexpensive and ridiculously easy to swap. Having to replace the entire cluster is simply excessively wasteful. Anyone here have experience pulling the cluster.