Q: After Battery was switched out, the light in the Dashboard does not work anymore and the Trip Meters reset every time turn off

asked by on

After Battery was switched out, the light in the Dashboard does not work anymore and the Trip Meters reset every time the engine is turned off. Tested fuzzes under dash and under hood, but all seem to be fine. Cannot see mileage or fuel gauge or temperature because of lack of lights - both day or night. Only view-able when using a flashlight. Odometer still works. Trip meters work when car is running, but then go back to zero when turning off the engine.

How can I fix it, where should I look? Who would be the best bet with a good answer? not just a bunch of guessing? (I went to a dealer and they did not have any quick answers - they were busy and I was travelling a long distance so there was not time for them to get into all the details and test everything) Seems like the dashboard was completely disconnected from power, yet warning lights still come on when expected as well as mileage is tracked and speedometer still works. Temp and gas gauges still work. So does the shift display

My car has 131000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. After Battery was switched out, the light in the Dashboard does not work anymore and the Trip Meters reset every time turn off

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Could the reason for my dashboard gauges not working be a fuses and or fuses needing to be replaced?

Depending on the vehicle year, make and model you may have a fuse that got blown. You may also have a shorted instrument cluster that has blown fuses or is just not making good contact with the wire harness connections...

Q: The battery light and the emergency brake light illuminate when I turn on the car. The car shakes when they are on.

Hello and thank you for your question. Check your alternator for voltage at low idle and when the engine is at 3,000 rpm. It sounds like the alternator is not producing enough voltage at a low rpm. The battery light...

Q: Car is making a squealing noise! Awful!

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2001 Ford Focus. I would suggest you start by adding some belt dressing to the belt, especially since it is new and this is the cheapest and easiest fix for starters. When...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...