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Gauge lights stay on

Changed the engine and now the gauge lights stay on. Could it be the wiring?

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Was the engine a new or ? what year was the new one, and you have too tell witch gauges are staying on. You will have too make sure that the gauges are the right ones, then check for Pinched or broken wires. make sure that ALL sensors are connected properly and O fraud end..

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