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Q: All my gauges died

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While I was driving my car, all of my gauges went dead. The car is still running good.

With a vehicle of this age, wire issues are not uncommon. The most likely cause of the gauges going dead is a wiring issue, either a short or broken wire, or a blown fuse. A qualified technician, such as one of our YourMechanic experts, can perform a diagnosis of your wiring problem. They will check over all the wiring as well as everything in the dash circuit, in order to confirm any electrical issues.

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