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Mazda 626 2000 - Headlights won't turn on

Classic problem....car goes to the shop to get problem A fixed.  problem's solved..an hour later I found out something unrelated is now messed up..before going to the shop, it was working fine...don't know what happened....shop owner says that they had nothing to do with it... 
Anyways, here are the details;  I gave my car to the have the clutch fixed. They do a decent job with the clutch (and charge a decent amount as well) but I discover within a hald hour of taking delivery of the car that the headlights won't turn on.  When I use the turn signals, all lights inside the car start flickering.  And when I try to turn on the headlights all lights start flickering and make a wierd kind of sound.  Of course, the shop doesn't want to take any responsibility for anything that might have happened while they fixed the clutch.  Oh one more thing, when I start the car in the morning, the clock needs to be reset. It seems to be unable to keep the time eversince it came back from the shop.  Has anyone experienced this issue with their vehicle?  Will appreciate advice/a pointer in the right direction.  Thanks!!

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  • soulatghani Dec 25, 2008

    Hi,


    Haven't tried cleaning the battery cables...but I do know that the battery is fine, as I had it replaced a few months ago.  Quick question - If the battery cables were an issue, wouldn't that affect all things taking in power from the battery?


    Thanks!

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Ususlly. , but not always. I save see it start yet other electricial partsd effected.It was just a thought.Sounds like some electricial connection was streched ,disconnected or broken. You said that it recently had been worked on.That is where I was coming from.

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Have you cleaned the battery cables or had the battery tested?l

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Sounds like they left ground un done/or mabe a wire just coincedently broke?

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