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Panel lights I changed my battery out and when I started my van all of my panel lights started blinking (rear windshield, air conditioner, ect.).  I checked all of my fuses and they seem to be good.  Any ideas?

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  • rmay29 Aug 09, 2008

    The lights on the dash flash since replacing the battery. Everything seems to work otherwise.

  • kc0dsj Aug 10, 2008

    same problem. Also now the car will not turn over ideas?

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When you replaced the battery, you loosened the ground cable on the battery box. whitch grounds the the dashboard, tighten it up and see what happens

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