2003 Mazda protege5 dashboard light/rear lights stopped working
I just bought a used 2003 Mazda protege5 last week. I had a mechanic go through everything and he said the car was sound. A few days ago i replaced the stereo with a new one. Yesterday, my dashboard lights went out, although the light to tell me if i am in park, drive, reverse, etc.. still works. Also my tail lights don't work either. They work when I put the breaks on but not at night. My front lights work fine. Please help!
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Engine light usually flashes because you have a miss fire in one or more of the cylinders. Change spark plugs and only use what came from factory( platium, double platium etc.... NGK) This can also destroy your cat. converter.
Yikes! Sounds like an electrical short from the lighting system to the transmission controls. I would see a mechanic about it. Shorts can be non-trivial to trace out and repair. Sorry I can't suggest something easy and less expensive.
The check eng light and the click are separate issue. The click is caused by a burned contact pad in the starter solenoid, the starter solenoid is mounted to the top of the starter motor on the engine. As for the other problem replace the O2 sensor, the heater is defective that preheats it when the engine is first started.
i would ask the mechanic to check the ignition switch for pitting ....i had this problem with my honda accord for a long time until i finally just switched it for the second time and sanded it down to the point that it would touch but not keep contact to make the pitting .... hope this helped
I'm guessing that you've tested the actual current output of the alternator then. I'm assuming that the output is between 13-14Volts at the battery when the car is running... If it's too low, then it's not charging your battery at all, too high, and it's frying your battery.... Another thing that can cause this is if you have a short in your electrical system.. that, however, will be difficult to narrow down...