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Electrical issue? My dash light flick and then stayed on the next day my car died while driving. I replace the battery cables and alternator and still have the same issue won't stay running.

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Say what lights exactly , the cab of cars can have 20 freakn lights.
stop guessing, please, and huge costs an labor, !!

you car has what is called dark current.
you saw the light fai,l in the dark, and ignored that.
that IS The problem , it flattened the battery , that is NORMAL.
Normal for and illegal DRAIN.

ok, I see lamps on, key off. HL switch off. Head Lights (HL)
so , i pull fuses 1 by one, and bingo X fuse kills the lamp(s).
i trace that fuse path only ,using my ammeter.

here is a phantom drain page.
shows 3 ways to trace it, best is an ammeter.

think of a car electrics as a tree.
and one branch as a problem?. the fuse protects each branch
from catching fire. and allows you to measure the current on each branch very easy.;
we use the ammeter to find which twig is shorted (switch closed in error or , a real short, of random happenstance_)
is this better/
good luck to you and do ask any questions. (how to, on all)

Posted on Nov 20, 2013

Testimonial: "all the lights on my dash, battery, car doors, trunk, the oil, my abs breaks, my emergency break.. all the lights flicked on and then off. My gas gage and oil gage even flicked. I might have drained my battery, so I pulled it and hooked it up to be recharged, put it back in my car, car started and then died. I will be checking all fuses this weekend."


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