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All the power cuts out and the car dies. Prior to this all the gauges will flicker and lights on the dash will go off.

All of the gauges on the dash will flicker and then eventually cut out. Finally all power will go out and the car dies. It also produces a bad exaust smell.

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It is very likely that there may be a short in the dimmer switch. Play with switch to see if it cuts on or off. If it does, than the switch will need to be replaced. If not, I would trace the wiring even pulling instrument panel and check all the wiring.

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