Re: Instrument panel on/off/on/off/on/.....
first up - no kangarooing, it runs perfect or not at all.
I've been busy so only had time to do a few checks..
All the connections on and around the battery are tight and I've added an extra earth lead.
1. With the car and Ignition OFF, the Battery voltage is only 12.45V, however the green indicator on the battery is showing healthy and the car starts instantly, so I think the battery may be ok??
2. When I turn the ignition on, the volts drop to 11.4 and lots of whizzing and humming happens for 11 seconds then the voltage goes back up to about 12.3.
(I take it the noises are all the checks going on in the background)
3. Start the car and the volts go up to a healthy 13.75 V
4. THEN !! I can either put the car in reverse or press the brake pedal and everything goes off.
Everything then comes back on after about a second or so.
I can induce this problem 90% of the time but for only 2 goes at a time(if that makes sense??)
I've checked the reverse and brake light bulbs and they all seem ok.
None the wiser though???
Also, what is the humming/buzzing noise coming from behind the heater controls area?? It seems to be louder when I have the problem.
Last edited by a147jtd; 22-08-08 at 20:54.