Help Multiple electrical problems! coincidence?
Hi all, been an avid reader of the forum and have managed to solve many a problem by searching through the great content on here over the years, however I am now flumoxed. sorry for the essay below but want to give as much detail as possible.
I have a P1 2.0ts GTV and on Tuesday stupidly left my stereo on overnight and awoke to a flat battery. Any way managed to pull the battery out from its tray to attach jump leads and managed to jump the car and everything was fine until this morning when strange things have happened.
1.) Started the car this morning and switched on wipers to clear the dew..... nothing no movement at all, was in a rush so started driving to work, a couple of minutes in and the wipers start going of their own accord, strange thing is the wiper stalk is in the off position, and cant get them to stop until I switch the engine off. Start the car and they go again, tried all settings on the stalk and they just do what they want but will not stop. So did some research on here and it looks like it could be the N17 relay next to the fuse box, seemed to fit the profile of the problem but then more trouble.....
2) as I pulled up at home from work my stereo flashed off for a second as I hit a bump, so I thought maybe a loose wire, went to remove my stereo to check and heard a little crack, now the stereo (an alpine) just flashes on then off again continuously?
3) Went to drive to a friends this evening, with wipers going full blast, stereo flashing and suddenly noticed that every time I press the brake pedal both my footwell lights come on, how strange is that? So I got my friend to check and my brake lights are also not working when I hit the brake. All other lights and indicators seem to work ok.
Does anyone have an idea of what may have caused this or what to look for, I dont kmow if the jump start of the battery has done something or it is just coincidence and the wipers and lights are completely unrelated, but if anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate hearing them.