Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Electrical problems in the dashboard

asked by on

I am having electrical problems in the dashboard causing the dash lights and rear turn signals to not work. I also believe I have two holes in the radiator, an oil leak, and a power steering fluid leak. Finally, I can hear some kind of noise and feel a jolt when I shift gears.

With this many problems, I suggest having a qualified technician perform a full vehicle inspection and diagnostic to see what repairs need immediate attention and which issues can wait. With these symptoms, it would probably not be best to drive the vehicle any further until the major concerns are taken care of. A service by YourMechanic would be ideal because they can come to your location to make the repairs.

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

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: What is wrong with my suspension/steering?

Hi, thanks for writing in. If the struts on the car are original, it would not be unreasonable to replace them outright simply because you have relatively high mileage on the car. While the struts are being replaced, all other...

Q: Oil dripping from somewhere

The oil leak could have been a spill from the last oil change. If so, it will leak until the oil is gone. I recommend having oil leak dye put in the engine, by doing so the oil leak can...

Q: What type of wiring go In the dashboard of a car?

Hello, thank you for writing in. It is unlikely, with the amount of other issues that can go wrong with the vehicle, that the wiring caused a thick smoke that suddenly. Wiring issues typically start small and get larger as...

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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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...