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you should check and most likely have to replace the switch that spins left and right to dim and brighten the dash lights p.s. you didnt say so you probley don't but if you do have headlight problems too than it might not be that switch>my headlight worked fine

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Q: What would cause electrical problems in the dash of a 1988 Ford Mustang LX 2.3 not the alternator?
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