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My 1995 Eldorado ETC will shut down (intermittent) at idle. All electrical power stops. Car does restart in after a couple of minutes. Battery cables are clean and tight.

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You will need to find the codes that the car is getting. You can do this by entering diagnostics on the dash.
1. Turn the ignition switch ON. [Bruce notes: interestingly, the engine can be on or off]
2. On the cars up to 1995, on the Climate Control panel, press the OFF and WARM buttons simultaneously.

  • E -- ECM trouble code
  • P -- PCM trouble code
  • C -- Current trouble code
  • H -- History trouble code
  • NO X CODE -- No code present (X represents the system)
  • NO X DATA -- Communication lines are not operating (X represents the system)

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