Q: Dash lights and gauges going on and off

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The dash lights and gauges go on and off.

Hey there. A problem like this is usually caused by some sort of electrical fault, be it in a switch, perhaps a fuse, or even wiring. As electrical problems can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, I would recommend having the vehicle’s electrical components inspected by a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, to determine the correct course of action.

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