2003 Honda Civic Blinking dashboard

Tiny
ALA06003
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  • 2003 HONDA CIVIC
Electrical problem
2003 Honda Civic 75,000 miles

The lights on my dashboard go off and on and blink/flash after a few minutes of driving, but only when it's cold. All of the "dials" (?) Go off too--gas reads empty, speed reads 0, doesn't show the heat.
When it's really cold they'll just go off altogether and will remain black.

It happened last winter a little bit, but did not happen at all during the spring or summer. Now that it's cold again though, it's acting up. The rest of the car is running fine.
What could this be? And is it relatively inexpensive to fix? I recently brought my car to the shop (got my breaks replaced), so could that have something to do with it?
Thank you so much!
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Monday, November 9th, 2009 AT 8:53 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi ala06003,

The problem occurred previously before the brake repairs so it should have nothing to do with it.

Your problem should be a fault with the meter cluster, one of the printed circuit board soldered point is not good or you have a power supply interruption and such repairs are not easy to diagnose.

Check the meter cluster wire harness connectors for contamination and looseless of contact.
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Saturday, November 14th, 2009 AT 5:42 PM

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