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HELP NEEDED???all dash lights flashing sometimes while driving

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by philfish, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. philfish

    philfish New Member

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    Hi there help needed as i dont have a clue why this has just started.Ill explain!! right im driving along and all the dash and warning lights flash and the clock needles go up and go down as if something is resetting it self. some times the needles just do it and sometimes its altogether the full dash. i think it may be the ECU playing up but the car is 12 years old.sometimes the lights stay on for 15seconds, and sometimes after the flashing the clock resets.has anyone got any idea what this is or how to solve it.the car keeps going nothing altors that drives great even while this is happening it just puts the wind up you when your driving when the dash all lights flashing. even worse in the dark:shock:.please help if you can thanks phil
     
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    Loose electrical connection? Bad earth for the cluster?

    Have you checked all the fuses for poor connections/corrosion?

    Do you have a good indie nearby, get the codes read?
     
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    philfish

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    thanks for the reply

    Hi there i though it may be a loose wire so i went over some bumps and it didnt make the lights flash. but ill check those things youve pointed out for a start.but one thing were would i start to look for a earth conection for the cluster.thanks whitenemesis but if not loose earth and bad conection on the cluster. then what?

    phil
     
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    Are all connections on both battery terminals tight?

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    philfish

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    battery

    the battery is new and it was the first thing i checked :confused:

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    philfish

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    thank for the replies,i was going to look at the fuses today!! even though its stopped doing it now? im at a loss to why this happened after all this rain even though the car was static the damp must of got in and made this happen imo. all these years and its never done it. ill keep you posted if it comes back.thanks phil
     

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