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Fuel gauge, temp gauge, and auto door locks stopped working while in transit. checked obvious fuses, found no problems. did not check all fuses. Ideas

Fuel gauge, temp gauge, and auto door locks all stoped working while in transit on the the freeway. Car still seems to run fine, other that the above mentioned issue. have checked some fuses but not all, they appear okay. Ideas???? car 2002 malibu v6, fule gauge don't work, temp gauge don't work also and the radio won't turn off, factory alarm don't work also, they sudenlly stop working

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I had a similar problem with a 2001 Saturn. We checked every fuse and they were all fine. We finally did a 'reset' on the car's computer by disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it a few minutes later. Everything was back to normal after that.

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