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Miss and dash lights go crazy

While driving all of a sudden all of my instrument panel lights came on and the guages went wild,it also developed a miss when warmed up.Any ideas?

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I have seen this before in my own Town & Country.  It was an electrical problem.  This can either be a bad battery or a problem with your alternator and voltage regulator.  I would lean toward the alternator if you have enough power to start the engine but then it runs poorly and gauges and lights go crazy.

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