Join Date: Feb 2014
County: Etela-Suomen Laani
159 huge electrical problem
I was driving my 159 with dashcommand app on my iphone connected, and everything was fine until the iphone ran out of power and everything went bad.
Speedometer and tachometer stopped working all of the warning lights turned on, and when i stopped the car the gear stick got stuck on park.
I managed to fix the gearstick problem by removing the battery and connecting it again.
Other problems are the key\remote couldn't be remowed from the ignition, i managed to release the key by pressing the release button on the remote. Also the steering lock was not working.
There was also an info about abs not working but i checked this and the abs works just fine.
My opinion is that there is nothing technically wrong with the car but the electrics is just completely messed up.
I have now disconnected the battery completely from the car. There was no date on the battery but everything was in Italian, so i suspect that the battery is just as old as the car from 2006.
I have been informed that bad battery might cause all kinds of problems with the car.
Should i buy a new battery, or just try to clear the faults with multiecuscan? the dashcommand didn't help with the faults.