Good day, please help.
Whenever driving at night and something would use power i.e. coolerfan the lights would suddenly dim and then come right again. Measured voltage when this happen (14.3 when car is idling and when u switch on the headlights the voltage would drop to around 11 and the goes up to 14.3) is this normal. I'm also driving a bantam and the voltage stays the same whether u switch on the lights or not
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Hi, have found a few carola's with this problem it is normally ether a bad earth connection or short on brake light circuit. On the bucking u can connect Te1 and E1 on the DLC. your engine light will flash a code. That should give u an idea of what it is.
If you mean the check engine light, if it is blinking, you should not drive the car very far because your catalytic converter will be damaged. If it is on steady or comes on once in a while, you can drive it without worry, just get the fault codes scanned at a place like Autozone and get a report of the results.
Most likely a fuse is bad, get out your owners manual and see which one powers the lights. Buy a good test light and it will help you the rest of your mechanic career. Then you can test the fuses without pulling them out to look at them, and test them electrically. first to confirm they are indeed getting power and then that they are good.
Yes the screen dims automatically when the lights are on to suit night driving. I am not specifically familiar with the 01 model, however on my 08 model, the display brightness is also manually adjustable via a button located below and to the right of the display. The button is marked with a series of short lines assembled in an arc. Hope this helps.
turn the selection knob to auto and leave it there. the lights will automatically come on whenever the sensor on the dash trips. it takes a minute in a tunnel but you will never have to worry if your lights are on.
your best bet is to get a used ecm form a salvage yard it should cost you about 200 dollars that is far cheaper than going to a dealership or a parts store. generally that is what i do when i replace ecms. there are plenty of wrecked vehicles and the ecm is good in them so why pass it up to get a part that cost brand new about 1500 dollars.. goodl luck. please rate this