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Daylight running lights flicker than stop working. When I put in gear

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  • kng_connolly Oct 10, 2009

    I tryed cleaning battery. Service engine soon light comes on, but the car run fine. Codes that come up are U1096, U1301, U1040, U1064, P1626


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Check your battery cables for looseness or corosion. Tighten battery post especially the ground or clean posts with wire brush. When you put the car in gear the electrical circuit disconnects from the battery post. If you still have a problem please feel free to contact me. Also have the battery checked if it is three years old or more with a hydrometer or battery charger.

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  • Thomas Tabron Oct 11, 2009

    Greetings kng_connolly;

    I am glad you gave me more information. We we will track this problem down until we fix it. Trace wires from headlights and look for a slightly loose connection or suspect a wire that may be broken inside its insulation that intermittently connects and disconnects while you are driving. Check this by wiggling different wires connected to the lights as you run your engine. Even if engine runs fine take a look at the altenator with its voltage regulator and make sure it is charging properly. Also take a look at your drivebelts for proper tension especially the belt to the altenator. Also wiggle the negative and positive ground wires at the battery post they will give all sorts of codes if something is intermittent. Keep me posted and good luck.


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