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Analog gauges drop to ''0'' shortly after start-up & return to norm

2005 Ford 500, limited. Shortly after start-up the analog gauges will drop to 0, after 2 to 3 seconds they will restore to normal. This does not happen with every start-up. After dark when the lights are on the dash lights will go out when this happens.
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    My analog gauges drop to zero and vibrate at the zero mark for about 3 seconds and then just start working again. This does not effect the dash lights or the LED odometer. It doesn't happen everytime I drive, but when it does start, it seems to keep following this same pattern.

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There was a write up in The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio back November 2007, which was a month after I purchased my '05 500. You will have to take it back to the Ford dealership (if purchased from Ford) and have them replace for the cluster panel. Since I had just purchased this piece of junk a few weeks earlier, I argued that I should not have to pay for this, and they finally agreed. I have had nothing but headaches from this car since I bought it. Right now, a year after I've had it, the starter has gone out on it, and, of course, my warranty just ran out. I would not recommend that anyone buy a Ford -- EVER!!!

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