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Q: My dashboard instrument panel stopped working all of a sudden

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On my way home my dash went crazy. Everything light up check engine brakes gas everything and the speedometer froze. The radio didn't work either. Got home unplugged the battery and plugged it back in now only the radio works and nothing on my dash works at all. Nothing lights up. But the speedometer is still frozen any ideas

My car has 113000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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