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#107 of 109 Wacky Electrical Issues
Jan 10, 2013 (7:57 am)
Having some very strange electrical issues occurring in my daughter's '99 Cabrio (83K). First the speedometer/tach went out. The speedometer would go crazy sometimes, not work at all others. Noticed that it would work if we turned ignition key a certain way. So we replaced the ignition switch. Speed/tach worked for about 8 miles and then went out again. It works intermittently now, maybe once a week.
About two months later, the ABS light went on. Air bags check out though.
Most recently, when we use the blinkers both sides blink like crazy, but if we hit the brakes they don't work at all!! Also driver's side parking light (below headlight) and rear parking light are out (they both went at the same time). Bulbs are working though.
I'm worried if I take this to the mechanic (whom I do trust) he's going to charge $1000 for all the labor I think is involved in tracking down all these shorts.
Any comments and ideas greatly appreciated. Thanks.
#108 of 109 Re: Wacky Electrical Issues [wazoony]
Jan 10, 2013 (8:16 am)
I hope you get some answers. I posted a similar post and am still having the same issues...
#109 of 109 Re: Wacky Electrical Issues [tegaynor]
Jan 10, 2013 (8:20 am)
Me too...BTW, I meant the Air Bag light went on, but air bags check out.