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All instrument panel lights came on

As we we're driving our car home all the instrument panel lights came on and never went off, restarted the car and still all the lights stayed on, anyone know why?

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Try disconnecting the battery for five minutes and see if that helps

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Bring it repair shop. sound like a electric short.

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