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All dash gauge related

Its only happened three times in the last 2 months, but the "emergency brake" light and the light thing on the left light up after I'm already driving down the road. No squealing brakes or anything like that. Also, the gas gauge will sometimes drop like I have nothing in there and the gas light will come on....this happens when I have full tank or anything and has happened several times.

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