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My speedometer and dash lights will stop and then come back on by themselves. do I have a short in wiring or what?

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Yes it is possible there is a crushed or severed wire but I would lean more towards a loose connection, it will take some time but examine your fuse connections, dash connections and computer main connector, a good electrician will be able to trace it, try this experiment, when the lights go out, firmly slap the top of the crash pad to see if they come back on, if they do, the fault is in there. May need to remove it and check the connectors. Good luck

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