Originally Posted by Chaplain Kent
When I turn on a switch, light or pump, it shuts off the panel gauges. Have I lost the ground on the panel? Is this my problem? I spent that last hour searching old threads and think this could be it. If so how do I correct the problem?
Sounds like a bad/missing ground. While I do not necessarily intend to sound flippant, you correct the problem by re-establishing your electrical pathways.
While someone who has had this problem may respond with an exact fix down to the offending wire's color, you will probably have to resolve this issue by checking all wiring connections with a multimeter. If you lack the time or patience, be forewarned that chasing bad wires can get expensive if you hire someone to do it.