Q: Electrical issues with the gauges, interior lights, and rear wiper blade.

asked by on

When i open any door on my van the cluster guages jump around all the interior lights flash dimly. When l get in and shut the door (any door) everything goes out. When l start the van the exact same thing happens including the rear wiper turn on, the daytime running lights flash intermittently and the stereo and heat turn on and off by themselves. I changed the BCM , and batteries 24 volt Rollx conversion wheelchair accessible van. PLEASE TELL ME YOU CAN HELP!!!

My car has 67000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. When it comes to multiple systems and the electrical circuits malfunction, there is a power and ground issue. Check the battery cables and clean them with a tooth brush and baking soda with water. This will clean off any corrosion to the terminals. Also, check all of the ground wires to the vehicle, all grounds on the engine, body, fuse box, and computer. If you find a loose ground, clean it and then tighten it. If you find a ground wire on a painted surface, then remove the wire and remove the paint around where the wire mounts and then put the wire back on. If you see any wires that are green on the copper area, then the wire has corrosion in it and it needs replaced. If you need further assistance troubleshooting your vehicle, then seek out a technician, such as one from Your Mechanic, that can assist you with your electrical issues.

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. Electrical issues with the gauges, interior lights, and rear wiper blade.

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: Loss of brake power/pressure once ABS is activated

If the pedal is sinking to the floor, you have a problem with trapped air in the hydraulic system, a leak, bulging hoses to the 4 wheel positions (the flexible rubber hoses) and/or a faulty master cylinder. To have the...

Q: Engine Computer Issues (spark plugs & coils were changed 5 months ago as well).

Do you have ANY aftermarket electrical equipment in the car? Such components can impact the function of the PCM. Also, check the alternator output and stability. If the power supply to the PCM is not within specification, that could damage...

Q: Car will turn over but won't start town and country

Hi Adrienne. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases, when an engine will crank over but will not start, the fault is with an ignition timing or fuel system component. This can range from crankshaft and cam position sensors...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
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...