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Flickering dashboard,failed cruise control, shuttering

I have a few issues. I have a 2005 Honda Civic 2005 ex

1. The dashboard flickers - as if a power connection is not connected properlly. Headlights flicker often too.

2. Cruise Control does not work at all. The green light comes on when you press the button, but the cruise control will not engage.

3. When another person gets into the car the car shutters when accelerating between 1st and 2nd gears. But when extra people are inside it runs properlly.

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This is a Dandy of an electrical snafu but you have to start with the simplest thing first, the negative & positive cables on your battery. After cleaning the terminals and insuring tight connections on both, you'll have to inspect and handle all the wiring and connectors that connect to the items that are malfunctioning while the car is running and the items are turned on, looking for the flickering as you move the wires/plugs around. (Stay away from the ignition and spark plug wires while the car is running) This can help you locate the problems source but you might need a 2nd person to assist you so they can watch the lights while you jiggle wires and plugs under the hood and even around the front end suspension. The cruise control does work enough to turn on the green light so you know it's getting power. This sounds like multiple little problems that could be wire harness related but if your car hasn't been in a flood or wrecked & rebuilt, I suspect they are just minor maintenance issues that need to be addressed. Your 3rd problem has to be a coincidence that happened once, a temporarily fouled injector or your Honda is allergic to a particular weight capacity. If this is beyond your comfort level, try to notice exactly what you are doing each time the lights flicker, for example... turning, braking, accelerating, hitting a bump in the road. Each of those actions will tell you what direction the wire/plug is moving when it shorts/disconnects and that can help you figure out where it is. I know this is a lot to consider but it's the best I can do with the info provided. Good Hunting!

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Sounds like you have a bad ground somewhere. Get a voltmeter and start probing around and wiggling connections, like the battery to engine and frame.

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So after you push the button and then press the set button in the steering wheel it does not get into cruise control ? It sounds like a minor electrical problem. If you have warranty still I think the dealership should fix it for free.

Sorry i have not been able to help you.

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