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The lights & gauges on the dash are blinking, flashing and flipping from side to side. I've replaced the alternator, battery charged, & replaced blown 140 amp alternator fuse. Seems to run

Before replacing the bad alternator, I tried jumping off the battery and aparently it was put in with the cables crossed. When I tried jumping it off it started smoking and I quickly grabbed all the cables off both batteries. I'm not sure but this may coincide with time blinking dash started. I know it blew the alternator fuse but that's fixed now. But what can I do about dash and what am I looking at???

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The pcm is exposed to the battery at all times. You might see if you can get a used pcm at the salvage yard.

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SOURCE: replaced a battery .then alternator

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Regulator in alternator obviously faulty, have it bench tested & fixed or replace alternator, and cure your problem.

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sounds like the car is running off the battery due to a bad alternator,the battery is just for the car to start,not to keep it running,replace the alternator and charge the battery and your problem should be solved,hope this helped

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oop's!!! i hate to tell you this!! but your ECM took a Hit!! you need to find you a new ECM before it gets any worse

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SOURCE: power door locks won't work and the instrument pnnel lights won't turn on. I replaced blown fuse a 20mp one in position 14 I believe. worked ok till I tried to lock the doors, the fuse blew

Hello. Try looking at the black earth that goes from the drivers door and into the A frame which is covered in a rubber sheath. The wire can break after opening and shutting the door over several years and as it's normally the thicker wire is more prone to break. Also check the other wires visually for any chaffing and tugging on each wire. If more electrical parts start failing, air con blowers etc it will be an earth. Hope this helps

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