Our '99 zx2 has a crazy electrical problem. 1st thee headlights would not turn off without unhooking the battery. that has stopped (?) but now the breaklights and dash light won't work. is there a relay in the steering column?
I have a 2003 Ford ZX2, and I think I had the same problem before, I think it is a fuse somewhere. I believe that the breaklights and dash lights are connected. My dad is a mechanic and I will check with him.
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do you read 6.9 volts on any ground surface before turning on the ignition key. First i would unhook the plug in, from the alternator,then check for voltage on ground. Then unhook the battery wire from the backside of the alternator to see if this stops the voltage bleeding to ground..Turn on the ign does guages work ok? If so, have the alternator checked for a rectifier or stater lead shorting out to ground.
I just replaced my battery in my 99 regal. when i went out to start it went all crazy, ejecting cd out of player, all the gauges going on and off, tach, speed and fuel needles jumping all around. i pulled battery out and had it tested, it was bad, new battery fixed.
there is a removable panel on the back of the headlight when you remove this you should see the wires that go to the bulb around these is a metal clip when you unhook this metal clip pull the wires back away from the headlight and the bulb should be on the end of the wires take it of and put the new one on and do the reverse of everything to put back
Turn you healights on. Turn the car on. If the headlights burn bright, the battery is good. If the engine does not turn over, the problem is probably the starter bendix. The starter bendix is a part of the starter. Have your starter checked at starter repair shop or where you buy your car parts. (You have to unhook the battery terminal from the negative battery post before taking off the starter.)
If the lights did not burn bright, and the engine doesn't turn over. You could have a bad connection. On the Volvo, it has a positive wire and 3 wires that attach to the positive battey post. I clean the battery post with a battery post brush. I clean the terminal ends of the other 3 wires that attach to the positive battery terminal. I use a wire brush to clean the 3 wire terminals. I spray the wire terminals with a electrical motor cleaner (or electrical cleaner) that I pick up at the automotive parts store. Don't spray it on the paint of the car. I put wires on one side of the positive battery terminal. I put a nut on the battery bolt. I tighten another bolt to it. I tighten it tight. I put the positve battery terminal on the positive battery post and tighten (don't tighten this to tight). The positve terminal should be tight enough not to move (but don't tighten it to tight.)
If you clean the positive battery post and negative battery post, you should have bright front headlights when the car is turned on. If not, you have a battery or alternator problem or both.