WINDOWS, GAUGES, AND SHIFT DOESN'T WORK..WHATS WRONG?

  • Tiny
  • timethiaw
  • 1991 Honda Accord
  • 160,000 miles

I have a 1991 Honda Accord Lx and my windows don't roll down, I have to put my car in neutral to move, and none of the gauges work, what could be causing this?

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Monday, August 27th, 2012 AT 8:01 PM

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  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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Have you check the alternator yet?

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Monday, August 27th, 2012 AT 8:37 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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Have you checked the fuses?
Seems a power supply is missing somewhere.

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Monday, August 27th, 2012 AT 9:49 PM
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  • timethiaw
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I got a new alternator about a month ago. I have checked the fuses, although I haven't checked the black relay fuses under the hood. Could one of those be the problem?

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 AT 5:07 PM
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Yes and this seems to be a major power supply which comes from the underhood fuse box.

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 AT 5:36 PM
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  • saturntech9
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Just because your alternators only a month old doesn't mean it can't be bad. I've had brand new cars right of the truck with bad parts.

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 AT 5:49 PM
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  • timethiaw
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I've had that new alternator checked first by autozone where I bought it, and then by a friend of mines father who is a mechanic. Both said that the alternator is working fine.

As far as the black relays, how would I check to see if those are bad or not. I have a little fuse checker but there's no way I would be able to check those relays with that fuse checker, its only made for small fuses.

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 AT 7:13 PM
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You can use a testlight or DVOM.

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 AT 7:27 PM

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