I have been having electrical issues I havent been able to resolve and I know this but I never thought it would go this far, I have had a little trouble keeping the readout on the digital info center for my battery voltage at the correct level, though when tested at the battery and alternator gives a good strong reading with a volt meter, and also have had my engine temp sensor flickering and or even staying on when the car is off and it seemed to go on and off when I hit bumps and it liked to dim and sometimes go off at higher rpms, it should never stay on when the car is off though I would think so im guessing that is a key factor, then one day everything fell apart, my dashboard went completely out, smoke poured from out of it and my gauge cluster was done for, also taking out my dic and climate control but only the display seems to be out on that I can still turn on and off and I believe even adjust the climate control, I suspected the bcm or cps central power supply the unit that supplies voltage to the lcd displays so I replaced them both, swapping chips in the bcm of course I did it correctly, and put in a new gauge cluster, different resistors went up in smoke but the same general thing happened. Smoke, gauge cluster #2 done for, and I have no clue what to do but I have no speedometer or gas gauge so im stuck. Also I will add that I have read that aftermarket radios can cause issues but this issue didnt start rearing its ugly head till a year after I put in the new stereo and I had it removed when I put the new cluster in, and I also added an aftermarket antenna relatively recently which goes to the remote wire of my stereo and an amp controlled by a relay I put in myself which also runs to the remote wire neither of which always engages it sometimes seems to not get enough voltage across to hit the switch, and one last adjustment I have made to the car is an upgraded cs144 alternator, from the old style 120amp to the new style 140. As far as replacing things distributor is all new guts, alternator I rebuilt with a heavy duty rectifier, plugs and wires may be bad, battery is brand new, new power and ground cables 4ga wire. Any clues or suggestions would be more than welcome I am at a loss
have the same problem?
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 AT 1:43 PM