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Guages and lights on vehicle not working

If you are experiencing multiple problems with lights,gauges and other abnormal problems with you vehicle then you can disconnect the battery for about 30 seconds and it will correct the problems.

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2003 sierra gauges not working plus dash plus drains my battery any suggestions ?


Try this simple trick. Shut off every thing in your vehicle, radio, ac, lights, windshield wipers etc.Turn off the vehicle put it in park. Disconnect your battery , wait 5 minutes. Then Without turning any thing on leaving the vehicle in park reconnect the battery start the vehicle and let it Idle for approx 10 minutes. This allows your computer to reset all of your gauges. By assuring that everything is off your computer can concentrate on resetting everything correctly without missing a step . This will set your Idle and all of your Gauges. Whenever your battery is disconnected for what ever reason this step should be followed immediately upon reconnect.

Nov 16, 2012 | 2000 GMC Sierra

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1998 Olds Bravada 4.3 liter engine. Electrical problems with no fuel gauge, temp gauge, low fuel light works all the time (with full tank)windshield wipers front and back, windshield washer, cruise control, ABS light is on all the time when engine is on, battery light is on (new battery), ceiling temperature reading does not work, heater/a/c fan, a/c & do not run. Disconnected battery for short period then hooked back up hoping computer would reset. It didn't.


Disconnect battery ? Hoping for a magical fix ? Battery light on means there is a charging system problem , alternator not the battery . Do you know how to do automotive electrical circuit testing ? If not your best bet , take it to a qualified repair shop .
How To Check Charging System EricTheCarGuy Some of the problems are likely do to a low voltage condition . It would also have the vehicle control modules checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes ! Doing electrical testing of the circuits of the thing's not working etc... is the way to find the problem .
Electric Testing Techniques You Need to Know
It takes years to learn how to do electrical test correctly . Someone who has no clue shouldn't even try .

Jun 12, 2017 | 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada

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how to change light switch on 2001 mustang


Lamp Switch—Headlamp Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  1. Remove the headlamp switch knob.
    1. Pull the headlamp switch knob out.
    1. Insert a thin tool into the slot, pull and remove the headlamp switch knob.
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Remove the instrument panel cluster finish panel.
  • Remove the screws and remove the finish panel.
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  • Remove the headlamp switch.
    1. Remove the screws.
    1. Remove the switch.
    1. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
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  • Installation
    1. NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 mi) or more to relearn the strategy.
      To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  • Hope this helps.. Cobra :-)

  • Jul 20, 2010 | 2001 Ford Mustang

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    Ignition turns and key warning light comes on. Its a 98 Ford Expl


    Sounds Like the Starter RELAY is Bad After Exhausting All other Test, Go For The RELAY
    A SURE-SHOT way Is to Jumper Wire From Battery to (STARTER SIDE) of Relay if starter Works then Its the Starter Relay if NOT>>Then Its the STARTER<) Relay Instruction Below. STARTER Instructions Very Bottom
    REMOVAL
    WARNING: WHEN PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON THE STARTING SYSTEM BE AWARE THAT HEAVY GAUGE LEADS ARE CONNECTED DIRECTLY TO THE BATTERY. MAKE SURE PROTECTIVE CAPS ARE IN PLACE.

    1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
      1. Disconnect the starter motor solenoid relay switch wiring.
      1. Remove the protective cover.
      2. Disconnect the push-on electrical connector.
      3. Remove the nuts.
      4. Remove the cable.
        1. Remove the starter motor solenoid relay switch.
        1. Remove the engine sensor/generator wires.
        2. Remove the bolts and ground wire.
        3. Remove the starter motor solenoid relay switch.
        INSTALLATION
      5. Follow the removal procedure in reverse order NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy.
    REMOVAL

    WARNING: WHEN PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON THE STARTING SYSTEM BE AWARE THAT HEAVY GAUGE LEADS ARE CONNECTED DIRECTLY TO THE BATTERY. MAKE SURE PROTECTIVE CAPS ARE IN PLACE WHEN MAINTENANCE IS COMPLETED.

    1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
    2. Raise and support the vehicle.
    3. Remove the starter motor solenoid terminal cover.
      1. Disconnect the starter wires.
      1. Remove the nuts.
      2. Disconnect the wires.Remove the nut and the starter ground cable
      3. Remove the bolt and the starter motor.
        1. Follow the removal procedure in reverse order. NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy.

    Feb 08, 2009 | 1998 Ford Explorer

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