I found this on my Focus. Also my radio went off, the clock went off, the central locking went off, and the "bleep" warning noise (which sounds when you have your headlamps on and the driver door open) sounded. My car even began to slow down when driving. Its now in the garage getting fixed. They said it was the alternator needing to be replaced - they managed to replicate the problem this time. (They are also going to replace my battery cable which they said had "high resistance"). This is fairly pricey altogether -
Turn on the dashboard lights, and start removing the fuses one by one. When the dashboard light turned off, that is the good fuse. If the dashboard fuse is burnt, start replacing the fuses one by one, and when the dashboard will light up that is the place of the burnt fuse.
Lights don't go to "zero". Indicators possibly. This could also be part of the normal start-up routine where the gauges themselves may do this ... called a self-check of systems.
Sounds like a very weak battery.
Toyota Avalon - 2001 - My battery died, and in the process of replacing it, the dashboard guages and information console stopped working, dead! I did a search on the Internet and found: "My 98 LS400 battery drained since i left the door open accidently and interior lights were on. I did a jumpstart and the car started and everything works except for the DASHBOARD. Everytime I start no action in the needles and no lights on Dashboard. I have seat belt light on and i can see the transmission lights (Park, Drive, Reverse) lights blinking. " The answer that was attached: I "had a similar problem on my 2000 Toyota Avalon and it was the battery. Instrument lights would not come on after some work on the car. If battery is OK, disconnect the negative lead and let system reboot. " I never thought I would need to reboot my car! Gotta love the Internet!!
Most likely your car battery is completley dead.
The instrument cluster can cause that problem. It shorts out the communication system between the computers.
(???) The warning lights are located in/on the dashboard surface and should light up for a few seconds as a system check, when you start the vehicle.
A wire going to the battery broke off, when it was reconnected the gauges and lights on the gauges start working again, however the speedometer and the tachometer did not operate.
Hy, i have a ford fusion 2008 and I want to know how to remove the dashboard. Because I bought some LED lights and wanna plug them in. The came with a manual, but at the manual they start explaning with the dashboard already out.
AnswerCheck battery cables for looseness or corrosion Check ground at the end of the battery cableMake sure battery is fully chargedTake a look at the neutral start / transmission range sensor too.
If the gauge lights on your jeep will not work and the jeep will not start you could have a dead battery. If the terminals look corroded, It is possible that the terminals just need cleaned.
If you don't have dashboard lights, check the tail light. They often go out at the same time. Most U.S. manufacturers put them both on the same circuit so that we'll notice when the tail lights fail. Check the fuses first, if that's not it, start tracing back to the switch.
I have a ford fiesta 1.2 2005 model and it won't start, there is a number of lights flashin but one i have not notticed b4 is a car with a lock next to it, what does this mean?
However long it takes from them to stop blinking to the time it takes them to start blinking again.
Don't hold me to it, but sounds like an electrical problem like the alternater. (Battery sould have been replaced by now). Need more info.
Cars fail to start because of one of four major reasons - no air, no fuel, no spark, or no electricity. Since your dashboard lights aren't working, electricity would be a good place to start. Check that there is a charge in the battery and that the leads are connected. Jump start using another vehicle if needed.
Either your IVR(instrument volage regulator) or a faulty connection from the harness to the cluster.
Battery is dead?
At 6 months
I dont have an answer but I am having the same problem. My car wouldn't start but when I turned the key, the lights (hazard and dash lights) started blinking. I think it's a warning that the battery is not completely connected. We tightened the clamps (which were very loose) and it stopped.
The car will not start after driving for a period of time. The lights are very dim while the engine is running and get darker , or the battery light is on in the dashboard.
Assuming you are talking about the dash illumination lights, start with checking to make sure the brightness control is not turn down or off.
If the warning lights come on when you start the car, but then go back off, there is no reason for alarm. However, if the lights stay on, or come on when you are driving you should probably stop driving as soon as you can and take the car to the mechanic.
put your mom on the dashboard and start banging her