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Instrument panel out

I went to place vehicle in reverse, heard a little pop sound, car started misfiring, quit running. Checked fuses, disconnected battery then reconnected battery, car started and ran fine but, that's when I noticed all the dashboard gauges were out. Other than checking fuses what else could be the problem

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  • gerry bissi May 11, 2010

    tail lights may not be wokring either.

    may be a short circuit. did any fuses blow



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Normally when you hear a pop noise thats a fuse giving up heh. If you lost all lighting control i belive you popped the 50amp fuse located within the engine bay in fuse box located above the battery.

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