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Old 03-06-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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Need Help!!! Odd issues happening

The other day my ABS light came on, then the traction light and also the right turnsignal comes on steady on the dash. (If I use the signal it flashes fast on the right, normal on the left and all bulbs are working. If I clear the codes, even though it shows none, it will work fine from Key off to start, until I use the headlights or heater.) BUT, only when I turn on my headlights OR turn on my heater <???> and when my headlights are on, the Passenger side headlight is really dim. When this happens, when I push the headlight button in, the headlights stay on but really dim <??> and won't go off until I turn the key off? I even took out the headlight bulb and turnsignal bulb on passenger side, same thing, so no short at bulbs I guess.
I am really stumped here everyone. Also when this happens if I stop the car, put it in park and turn it off, the headlights stay on and it makes a 'bumping' sound near my CAI???

I know I could have a ABS problem, but what would cause the electrical nightmare that it affects my headlight?
If I am running without headlights and turn on the heater I get this also. If I am not running anything, lights, heater, etc. It acts fine. I checked the battery its 12.96 and 14.46 when running. When I put on the headlights, it only drops (at battery) to 14.25???

Now if I run heater and lights I get odd OB2 codes, fuel pump module out, etc. hardly ever the same ones twice…? It also tries to stall out??

All ideas appreciated.

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You might have some bare wires against each other somewhere and that could be your problem. Water could have somehow got into your wires too and could be causing a problem. The best thing you could do is take it to a shop and have them figure out what it is, it sounds like a electrical problem to me and with so many electronics in a car now days it could be anything anywhere and not worth messing with it yourself.
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Thanks,
I *may* have found the culprit. I was searching all over the 'net and someone mentioned the ground point near the ABS. So I looked (near the hood prop rod above the pass headlight) and sure enough it was loose. So I cranked it down and did a few test fires and all seems good (fingers crossed) I WILL let you know if this is it. It will also help other people like myself in a jam if they search and see this.

Update: So far so good. I tightened the ground near the hood prop rod and all seems golden. Wish me luck I will report back next week.
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Your welcome.

Who would of thought that a little ground would have caused all that trouble. I know which ground you are talking about and always thought it served no purpose guess I was wrong. Well hopefully you don't have anymore problems.
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So far so good. I will check by the end of the week and hopefully close the thread but leave it here for others in the future.
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Okay, apparently this was the issue. Please close the thread but leave it in the forum so someone else can benefit from it.

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