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Instumetal panel --clocks keep going off for long periods off time and reapear fo short periods

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My chevy impala keeps running hot eventhough the radiator and the fluid isn't getting hot. But after running for a short period of time or trying to drive for a short period the car runs hot and c


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2005 F150 4x4, clock looses 3-4 min over a month period. Is this a start of a potentially expensive eletrical problem in the future?


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Have a t reg foed escort 55 diesel van fuse for stereo,lighter and clock keeps blowing as soon as replaced???? can anyone help???


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Voltage draw on a ford 2003 zx2 when the the car is turned off?


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all on the same circuit. radio has two power supplys, one when the key on, and one all the time. aftermarket decks draw alot more than factory and this circuit may not be able to handle the extra load. look in owners manual and look in engine and interior fuse panels. it may say memory,clock,ecm keep alive etc. if need be check them all one is failed. now as for the engine light, most obdII vehicles use this circuit to keep computer memory alive... it will set a code for voltage lost. if you know your not overloaded or have a short, then its safe to go up to next size fuse,2.5 or 5 amp heavier. but thats it. if keeps happening you have a short or you may have to run a dedicated feed circuit for the deck. good luck youll find it

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Have you tried fastening your seat belt?
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Power windows work intermittently on both our 1988 chevy pickup and our 1999 suburban. is this common or what? is there a simple fix?


If you all have not already solved the problem here is my experience with the same probleem. If all windows began to work intermittently and you can control all from the drivers side door panel it is often that switch panel that has gone bad and needs replacing. You can generally find one at a salvage yard inexpensively- this is a relative term as comparedf to a new OEM switch mind you.If the problem is consistent with one door/window it is often that switch that has gone bad. If you are handy with a multimeter you can test the lead going to the motor to ensure that you see the same results on the multimeter as you do in real time connected to the motor. If there is no inconsistency it is possible but rather unlikely that the motor itself is at fault. Motors generally fail all out or within a very short period of time once displaying any symptoms. Thanks fo using Fix Ya.

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