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Dash gauges and indicator lights

My dash gauges stopped working and indicator lights are going off and on like the check oil, but it doesnt need oil, ect. before the gauges stopped working altogether , they were like going from one side to the other , then acting as if all nervous. It is a 1996 pontiac grand am.

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