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Old 01-25-2012, 11:29 PM   #1
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I have a 2005 gt an today all my electronics went out going down the highway. The motor was still running but the lights and everything went out. The only thing still on the dash was the message screen saying all of the warnings like trunk ajar and check gauges. Then it started working again then went back out. Has anyone else had this problem or anything like it? Thanks
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Could this have anything to do with the gauge cluster?
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:52 PM   #3
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Could this have anything to do with the gauge cluster?
When u say electronics, do you mean power windows and all? Or just the dash?
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When u say electronics, do you mean power windows and all? Or just the dash?
I'm talking everything but the motor died. No nothing. Headlights, flashers, keyless entry... Nothing.
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I'm talking everything but the motor died. No nothing. Headlights, flashers, keyless entry... Nothing.
Check battery cables, and if you have a tuner (first, update the tuner itself) then flash the cars computer..

Sounds like a ground (or something of that nature) to me, the only thing that is strange is that the motor kept running..

Its def NOT the gauge cluster itself. When those go out its usually one gauge at a time, and it will read funny
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Check battery cables, and if you have a tuner (first, update the tuner itself) then flash the cars computer..

Sounds like a ground (or something of that nature) to me, the only thing that is strange is that the motor kept running..

Its def NOT the gauge cluster itself. When those go out its usually one gauge at a time, and it will read funny
Well the gauges are messed up. My voltage and fuel gauges turn almost 180• from where they should be.
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Well the gauges are messed up. My voltage and fuel gauges turn almost 180• from where they should be.
Yeah, it still wouldn't cause your car to do that. If you want to fix the dash search "stepper motor fix" on this forum, and you will find a DIY I posted. It's an easy 25 dollar fix. (if you know how to solder)

As far as your problem. Has it only happened once? If so.. I am leaning towards a wire loose somewhere...
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Yeah it has just been once. I haven't been driving it. I have been working and haven't had a chance. I'm going to go through everything this weekend.
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Yeah it has just been once. I haven't been driving it. I have been working and haven't had a chance. I'm going to go through everything this weekend.
Theres a big ground strap on the fuse box under the hood. Where you have to unplug fuses before a tune. Maybe that strap is corroded or loose.
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Thanks for the ideas guys. I'll check any idea that i can. I appreciate it.
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Thanks for the ideas guys. I'll check any idea that i can. I appreciate it.
Good luck to ya! Be sure and post your results so future people can find the answer!
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Good luck to ya! Be sure and post your results so future people can find the answer!
I haven't found an answer yet. As of now I'm blaming it on the solar flares lol. It hasn't messed up again since that day and I know it can't be anything with this fine specimen of American engineering.
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I haven't found an answer yet. As of now I'm blaming it on the solar flares lol. It hasn't messed up again since that day and I know it can't be anything with this fine specimen of American engineering.
This might be one of those "duh" things.. Like you accidentally hit the ignition and turned the key off, or hit the lights or something
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This might be one of those "duh" things.. Like you accidentally hit the ignition and turned the key off, or hit the lights or something
No not that. The motor was still running. It was just a total loss of power. No windows, door locks, stereo, etc. Nothing. It was crazy.
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No not that. The motor was still running. It was just a total loss of power. No windows, door locks, stereo, etc. Nothing. It was crazy.
Yeah it has been bugging me trying to figure it out.. Lol
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