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I have an 01 Pontiac Azteca the problem is everytime I put the car in gear it shuts the dash lights and radio light off, any idea what could cause this?

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A bad or lose ground ! Checking a wiring diagram would show if these thing's share a common ground . Transmission , instrument cluster lighting an the radio lights up with the instrument cluster . You can go onto youtube an check out videos on how to read a wiring diagram , how to do voltage drop testing , basic automotive electrical circuit testing . Then you could go to http://bbbind.com/free_tsb.html free wiring diagrams an test the instrument panel back lighting circuits ! You will need a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter an you will more then likely need to take parts of your instrument panel apart . Your probably better off taking your vehicle to a qualified repair shop .

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