I have to drive with an ignition test and lock (interlock) device in the vehicle. To test for breath samples.
I had the device installed this morning, it is wired into the ignition, the lights, and the horn and acts as a relay. If you have alcohol on your breath it will not allow you to start the car / the relay closes.
Before installation the car was fine, and so it was for a while after.
I was installing a new car stereo, so I had to start the car several times while I was testing wires for power to the stereo.
I noticed after I was finished and wanted to go for a drive that my gear indicator lights were out, the gas gauge was out, as were the speedometer and the odometer. The voltage and oil pressure gauges still work.
I read in a forum that a bad ignition switch will cause issues with the gauge cluster and was wondering if this would be the case? Perhaps a wiring problem with the interlock would cause this?
The interlock is also not functioning as it should. It asks for a test to start the vehicle but afterwards it shuts down (powers off) as if the car was off. But the car continues on as normal.
I need to take it to the interlock garage obviously, but would bad elevtrical contacts in the ignition switch cause these issues?5
have the same problem?
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 AT 10:46 PM