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Q: Battery gauge and dash lights need replacing.

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The dashboard will not turn on any more and some of the dash lights need to be replaced. The battery gauge also doesn't seem to be working right.

A: Since you are having intermittent problems ...

Since you are having intermittent problems with various parts of the instrument cluster, it’s very likely that the cluster assembly needs to be replaced. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose this for you. They will also be able to make the necessary repairs.

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