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2001 Speedometer, etc problem

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I've tried searching and I must not be using the correct terminology, so forgive me if this has been discussed elsewhere...

This is the second time I've had this problem, so I'm wondering if anyone else has or knows the best solution (keep in mind, I'm new to all of this, so you may have to dumb it down a bit for me).

I rode my 01 zx6r on Monday and filled it up with gas (so I had already warmed the engine up and everything was working perfectly). I decided to reset the trip to find out how far I can go on a tank (because I have no idea and no fuel light)...then I decided to see if the clock works (since I just got the bike in Jan) and pushed the clock/ temp button. Immediately the gauges went "crazy". Both needles started bouncing and the temp and odometer screens would flash. they would stop for a few seconds, then bounce and flash and then stop again. This continued all evening while I was out riding (yay for having no idea how fast you're going lol). I haven't had a chance to start the bike up since and see if the problem corrected itself. The only other time this happened was after a dead battery. The first time I started it up after recharging the gauges did the same thing but once I let it sit and warm up completely they were magically working again.

So, has anyone seen this happen before? I'm assuming there's a wiring problem or the panel is going out. I know I've accidentally stumbled across people changing the panel out for a newer panel, but for the life of me, I can't find them again this morning. Suggestions, solutions and corrections on my obvious lack of terminology knowledge are greatly appreciated!!
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It sounds like there is something that isn't connected tightly somewhere. Maybe on the back of the panel?
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It sounds like there is something that isn't connected tightly somewhere. Maybe on the back of the panel?
Yeah, that's kind of what I'm starting to think too. I have a friend that's going to help me get to the back and try to see if we can figure it out. I was hoping someone else had come across the problem before.

The indicator lights all work, it's just the speedometer, tachometer, and the LCD screens where the odometer/ trip and temp/ clock.
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