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2016 Instrument Panel Dead (blank)

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I was out this morning doing some shopping and when I got back in the car and started it, noticed instrument panel was completely dead. Normal warning lights came on for a second during startup, but nothing else. Infotainment system was normal. Car drove normally

Did a few restarts with no change. I drove home ( luckily only a few miles) like that.

After getting out of the car, locking and unlocking the car ( thinks it's some sort of soft reset) everything went back to normal. Not sure what is going on, first time anything weird like that happening. Suppose I could have possibly done a bad start button push (i.e. Double tap)? Maybe it's IP address got confused?

Anybody else have an experience like that?
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There were similar reports with the ELR 2014, most were resolved by disconnecting the 12 V battery for 2 minutes, good luck!!!.
As STEVERINO will say be sure the 12 volts battery is in good shape and clean tight connected... My 2014 Volt did it once and "self fixed " itself, that was 3 yrs ago, a the day after a long hot day trip, I suspect was the 12 V battery low, I charged it for a couple of hrs and no problems since then...I have being charging the VOLT WITH 120 V 8 AMP, ON PURPOSE(I have the 240V charger), so the small 12v battery gets charged at least 8 hrs every night, with the 240 V only will be charged for 3-4 hrs max, I know that probably is non relevant, but slow continous charge has to be better then shorter charging times.
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