IS THERE A PROBLEM WITH THE ELECTRICAL OR MY BATTERY?
2002 Honda Civic
January, 12, 2012 AT 5:16 AM
My radio on my 2002 Honda Civic shut off and came back on by itself about three times. Also, my lights and gauges shut off and my gas gauge showed as empty when I had a full tank. Is there a problem with the electrical or my battery? This is my daughter's car and she is away at college so I don't know if it is okay for her to drive it that way. Thanks!
THE 1ST THING I WOULD DO IS TAKE IT TO A POPULAR AUTO PARTS STORE AND HAVE THE BATTERY AND CHARGING SYSTEM TESTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT....THEY WILL USUALLY DO THIS FOR FREE!
THEY MAY FIND YOU HAVE A BAD BATTERY OR THE ALTERNATOR IS NOT CHARGING IT BACK UP......FOR SOME REASON (BAD ALTERNATOR, BLOWN FUSES, BLOWN FUSIBLE LINK, LOOSE WIRE, ETC). I SAW THE FUSIBLE LINK THING, DAYS AGO, WHERE MY WIFE WORKS. TWO EMPLOYEES SORTA DID NOT HOOK "+" TO "+" AND "-" TO "-" WHEN THEY "ATTEMPTED" A JUMP-START....KINDA KILLED EVERYTHING
IF YOUR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON---THE AUTO STORE MAY ALSO BE ABLE TO READ THE TROUBLE CODES...THEY MAY ALSO OFFER SUGGESTIONS TO FIX YOUR PROBLEM---NEVER THE LESS--WRITE DOWN THE EXACT CODE NUMBERS AND POST THEM HERE (SOME CAN BE INTERPRETED IN DIFFERENT WAYS)
MY 2 CENTS, AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST MIGHT HELP TOO