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All the lights on the panel turn on when pushing the brakes

Sometimes when I was braking(not often - 2 times last month) - all the lights on the panel (gages, ABS, lights, belts etc. - everything) turn on for a second or two - then turn off.
But today after the lights went on the engine stopped, like no electricity at all. Like no battery in the car - no reaction for turning the key "ON", no radio, no power locks, didn't start.
However after a while the car started like usual and everything works.

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Take a look at your brakelight switch, you may have a short somewhere in the circuitry. After a certain amount of time it dislodges itself electrically after a cdertain amount of time. I have no idea of the time lapse. Also check all of your fuses, under the dash and those in the engine compartment. One could be loose.

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