DASHBOARD AND ALL LIGHTS TURNS OFF/ON RANDOMLY WHILE DRIVING

  • Tiny
  • maxo2010
  • 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser
  • 75,000 miles

Sometimes this causes engine stop running while driving. Dashboard switches off/on within the first 5-10 minutes of driving. When it switches off for a second or longer engine shuts off and the car moves at idle until it stops. When I restart the car everything works fine but dashboard still turns off/on and may shut down engine again.

Here is a video of what is happening:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4BDvKleZlM&feature=youtu.be

Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 6:33 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
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  • 18,991 posts

Still do this with a little more gas intank? Recent repairs? ALT and Battery check out? Cables tight and clean on BATT?

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 7:31 PM
  • Tiny
  • maxo2010
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It still does that with more gas in tank.
There were recent repairs: power steering pump replaced and also a/c compressor being inspected but not replaced. Bottom engine mount was recommended to replace.
Cables on battery are tight, I cleaned the connections. I will check alternator and post the result.
Thank you.

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 8:43 PM
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  • Docfixit
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Do the wiggle test move wiring at fuse box and engine box may have ignition switch problem

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Saturday, July 28th, 2012 AT 3:44 PM

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