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Problems on dash of car?

First, ABS light keeps coming on, then the fan of the car is running all the time, (not just when defrost), and temperature gauge is not moving (0). Had hooked up to see if serious problem-nothing, and everything was reset. But drove around block & everything started happening again-ABS light on, fan running all time, and then finally after few days, temperature gauge quit again. Is this one problem or not related? Some say its some kind of sensor, others say, its a temperature switch for the fan?? I can't fix something, if not sure what to fix.

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This a wild guess but it sure sounds like maybe the dash has come ungrounded somehow. Many dash instruments share a common ground to the frame of the car and all kinds of crazy things can happen if the connection goes bad. I have also seen a dash go nutty like that if the car's engine computer crashes. Turning off the car and back on "reboots" it.

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