2002 Hyundai Elantra 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 35000 miles
newly bought used car.
when I bought it two bulbs were blown out. The front right (not headlight but side light) and the back right bulb.
Test drive all good. Car looks clean but signs of previous mouse infestation. Mouse poop in certain areas of car, in trunk and inside engine area. Actually though all connections in engine look good. Had it checked out on a lift by a mechanic. He said it looked fine. But he said the car smelled bad and that I should have it detailed.
The car interior was washed.
The car is supposed to shut off all headlights when turned off. For two days the car ran fine.
But when I went out today I saw that the car lights were on. (Not the headlights but the previously blown bulbs. Being the right side front side light and the rear right side light) Also all interior lights were lit. The car started fine, and I had an hour appointment, so I left and came back.
When I got back I had thought about the problem and guessed that possibly the circuit board inside the dash had gotten wet due to prolonged exposure to moisture. (The inside of the car was building up condensation on the inside windows pretty heavily on the days following the detailing.)
I was going to run the motor to recharge the battery and run the fan to get air blowing through the car to dry out the circuit board which I supposed was wet. I couldn't start the car though.
So I popped the hood to disconnect the battery to keep it from fully discharging. I checked the fuse box and. No blown fuses. I was unable to disconnnect the battery because I didn't have the right tools for the job.
I plan on jumpstarting the car tomorrow and attempting to run the fan to dry off any internal components, but I really don't know what I'm doing. Any suggestions?
have the same problem?
Friday, December 18th, 2009 AT 10:51 PM