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Electrical Problem with my 99 SC-1

I've had a 1999 SC-1 Standard for about seven months. Recently I started having a weird thing happen - It doesn't happen all the time but is increasingly more frequent. When I press on the brake, it seems to disrupt the entire electrical system. The interior and exterior lights blink, the ABS, Low Fuel and Brake lights come on and all the needles drop to zero (Speedometer, RPM, Gas). This only lasts for a second, then everything goes back to normal. Usually. Sometimes the ABS and brake lights stay on until I turn the car off and restart it. Then it will be fine until I need to press firmly on the brake again. If I make the car slow extremely gradually, that doesn't usually happen although the car seems to experience a more minor, momentary power drain. I would really appreciate any ideas or suggestions. I've taken it for a diagnostic once and they didn't find anything. I have the same problem with my 1998 Saturn SC-1!! Sometimes mine refuses to start and just clicks at me, but sometimes it starts up fine. Thanks for all of this info, I will check on these things tomorrow.

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  • kurtonius Jan 07, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 99 Saturn SL2. Various electrical loads seam to cause the same symptoms you have (guages stop working, lightes dim, etc) including: touching the brake (after I haven't for a while, usually on the highway), turning on the rear defrost, and turning on the high beams.

    I also have a problem with my windshield wipers. They usually do not turn off until I shut the car off. I can increase the speed from slow to fast but intermittent does not work. Sometimes the wipers work fine though. I wonder if these two issues are related?

    Any help?



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U need to get fuse box checked it maybe melted on the bottom

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