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Gauge light not on!

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Last night when I start my car at about mid night, I notice something wrong. I wasn't sure what, so I walked around my car, all the light were on, and my car sounds like normal. So I got back in the car and shift to R to get out of Park, at that moment I realize I couldn't see anything in the car! That interior light wasn't on! It's like driving at day time. All the turning light shows up when I push up and down. seat belt light comes on when I don't have my seat belt on. The speed gauge light weren't on and the shift stick weren't either! Any idea what went wrong? Also, I own a 09, but I couldn't find a 09 page, so I post this in the 08, shouldn't be too much different...Right?

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