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Intermitten electrical problem with the instrument panel

I have an intermitten problem with the instrument pannel ocasionally all the light will come on and the gauges will go to zero. i have been looking at electical diagrams and running some tests but every time i come up with nothing.

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Look like shorted out cluster (intrument panel) get a second hand one its cheaper or body control module when it does the car dont start or goes good if it doesnt start bcm if it run bad cluster good luck pierre

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