Q: Car having multiple electrical problems

asked by on

I seem to be having electrical problems in my car. Both the interior lights and the radio do not turn on. Plus, the front headlights started going out while driving, then the power steering and the whole car shut off. Randomly, the seatbelt light and the oil light would come on, even though they are okay. I had the battery replaced and all interior fuses checked and that didn’t help this problem. When turning on the battery, all of the needles go up to the max and then drop down before I can start the car. Also, the speedometer keeps resetting, instead of resetting every time I start it up. Please explain what I need to do to fix all of this.

It sounds like you have a problem in the instrument cluster causing the problems. I cannot find any common problems related to what you are describing, but I suggest that you have the wiring to the cluster checked along with the charging system. Have the wiring harness to the main fuse panel checked to make sure all the connections are secure and corrosion free. Have a mechanic scan and check the body computer and cluster to see if any codes are received in order to diagnose these electrical issues for you.

Was this answer helpful?
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. Car having multiple electrical problems

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: Multiple warning lights due to electronic control module - 2009 Kia Borrego

As the problem is fairly uncommon, it is likely the engine ecu did experience a processing failure and caused many warning lights to illuminate once the computer lost communication with the other systems. All of the systems where warnings came...

Q: What is making this noise?

Your description of engine knocking at idle with your 2007 Ford F-150 5.4 Triton engine is a common complaint for owners of this engine. I recommend you have a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, do some preliminary checks to...

Q: Q: Having problems with the power steering.

You may have a bad power steering hose. If you are losing fluid, you will see it leaking somewhere under the car or you may see a wet hose under the hood. Sometimes when the hoses get old they will...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...