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85 El camino Gages work then dont

85 El camino Gage cluster with fuel, volt, oil pressure, water temp will work then all will stop
then work again in a few days then stop again... Anybody else with this problem and whats the fix? Thanks

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You probobly have a wire shorting out some place ...

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