98 , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM BLINKS

1998 Honda Accord

Tiny

sfloore

January, 21, 2007 AT 1:23 PM

Honda Accord 1998 155,000mi, automatic, 4cyl

When letting off the gas pedal, the electrical system shuts off for a brief second. Radio shuts off, meters go to zero, inside lights shut off. It might not even be a second, then everythings back to normal. It would do this like clockwork, accelerate, let off the gas, blink. Oddly enough, turning on the headlights makes the issue disappear. Turn the lights off and its back again.

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1 Answer

Tiny

losone

January, 22, 2007 AT 5:39 PM

Humm the most probable cause of the problem is a deffective alternator. Idling with lights on you read about 14 volts.

However you need to check the grounds from the battery to the engine and to the car chassis. Remove and clean them as they may have corrosion behind them.

Recently I found a similiar problem with a defective battery. It was totally dry.

Good luck losone

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