Random loss of speedometer and rev counter

My 2003 Focus (manual 1.6) has recently developed a problem whereby randomly the speedometer, rev counter and temperature indicator will all go to zero, the odometer will blank out, and the engine management
light comes on. A while later, they all come back on and the engine light goes out.

Sensor" but this only seemed to be people saying their speedometer went to zero; if the other dials are being lost too, does that still indicate the speed sensor or could it be something else?
I took it to a garage but they couldn't figure out what the problem was ... apparently they plugged their computer in and it didn't show any fault codes.
Any ideas?
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snipped-for-privacy@jibblers.plus.com wrote:

you are correct, if it was the speed sensor all the other stuff would not quit with it. It sounds as if you simply have a bad connection. It likely will not be simple to find though.
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snipped-for-privacy@jibblers.plus.com wrote:

when they fail do they fail at the same time? If so i would say you have an intermittent connection in you gauge cluster. Bad solder connections most likely
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fireater wrote:

Thanks -- it seems that was exactly the case. After a couple of failed attempts to repair the instrument cluster, the garage gave up and replaced it with a new one, and since then I've had no problems.
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