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About a week ago the oil gauge needle went all the way beyond the numbers and it is stuck there. Then today my temp gauge is acting up by going all the way to the high level of gauge. Usually when I shut off the 2003 Silverado the gauges shut down all the way to the left. Now the Temp and oil gauges don't. When I start the pick-up the gauge needles start at the high end of the gauges. What is causing this?

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More than likely loose or bad ground wire

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