Question about Mitsubishi Eclipse
That means the battery is not dead. When the voltage surge occurred, during the charging process where, as you have mentioned that the alternator is still O.K. but the current was much higher than the normal charging current. We can deduce that since the alternator got hot, it must have caused a meltdown of the insulation of one or more wires, and he naked/exposed wiring got cross-connected, but, not to the body of the car, which is always acting as the ground(+ve).
The end result would have the battery been drained, overnight, hich has'nt happened. This meltdown of insulation of some wires is making all those circuits(wherever it has occurred), becoming live with current flowing in on to 2 or more circuits. Switching ON the ignition key, i.e. turning the ignition key the first notch, all these circuits will simultaneously get activated, resulting in bizarre things happening when any one of these is switched n
The only solution is to get the main wires replaced. The fault will bot happen in only one place but in many places, which can be checked & identified by a trained electrician(automotive). But how many patches where this has happened would you be comfortable & confidant that the job(patchwork) will last?
My recommendation would be to change the entire wiring of the car, except for the engine side which would theoretically be least damaged, so might as well do the complete re-wiring to be on the safe side........................sodeep
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
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