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Needles on all the guages are jumping when car is

Sometimes when I turn the key over to crank car all the guages on the dash needles start jumping and the engine turns over but it wont crank. as long as the needles are jumping it will not crank. as soon as they stop the car will crank as usual. leaving the key in the on position and waiting for the guages to stop is the only way it will crank. when it does crank normally I noticed that right after it starts up the guages are doing the same thing. after the needles stop jumping all the guages seem to be working correctly. there are no other problems with the car it runs well and everything is in good working condition.

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You have a short in your ignition switch

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