Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Dynamic Interactive light on and steering stiff

asked by on

I had the battery replaced on the advice of a mechanic. I had gotten codes P0500 and P172. In addition, the Dynamic Interactive light is on and the steering wheel is very stiff. Now, the speedometer and cruise control has stopped working.

A: If all of your concerns began after the bat...

If all of your concerns began after the battery was replaced then it sounds like the battery may not have been installed correctly. The battery is the main power source that powers the entire vehicle on startup. If the battery was installed for example with the vehicle still running which is a commonly used "old school trick", and for some reason the positive and negative battery cables touched there could be electronic shorting of modules or wiring, burning up wiring looms. Have an electronic diagnostic performed by a qualified technician such as one from YourMechanic. If the multiple issues were not caused by the installation of the battery, an electronic diagnostic should still be carried out to ensure proper diagnosis of the car’s issues.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: Air conditioning fan not working

I think you are referring to the blower motor. The blower moves air past the heater core, or air conditioning evaporator. In doing so, it transfers air to either the inside, or outside of the car. Your problem could be...

Q: Put wrong key in ignition and anti light start blinking car completely shut off - 2003 Lincoln Aviator

Hey there. You more than likely won't be able to bypass the system. You can try to disconnect the battery for 10-15 minutes to reset the computer. However, it still may not work this way. You will probably have to...

Q: My 2010 BMW 535 xDrive (n54) is making a ticking noise

It is not uncommon for BMW's to tick, but there are solutions that are helpful. Keeping the revs up (instead of lugging around like it was a big V8) is one way to do this. Keeping it at about 2000...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.