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3 Random lights are coming on! What is shorting out?!?


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214853 posted 08/18/15 05:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Help me out guys! 1995 eagle Talon TSi, a few mods and it had a relocated fuse box from the previous owner.. Soo the three lights to come on are the e brake (!) in a circle, the charge battery light, and some weird one on the right I don't know about! I have a photo here, my dad and I cannot find the problem, maybe someone has ran into the same problem?! Thank you! Here's the picture!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214854 posted 08/18/15 05:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The yellow light is a coolant light, I think it's low coolant level, don't remember off top of head. The Battery light indicates poor charging, the brake light indicates low brake fluid.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214857 posted 08/18/15 07:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Okay well that's awesome to know! However my friend, All of those things are totally fine, full of coolant, brake and clutch fluid are minty, and battery is perfect. is there a fuse connected to those three things perhaps? Or a ground somewhere may be iffy? Or, possibly my positive is shorting out a bit somehow?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214861 posted 08/18/15 09:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Alternator going out maybe? Does it start right up, no delay or anything?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214866 posted 08/18/15 10:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I don't think it's the alternator, once I talk to my dad I'll tell you exactly how we tested it but right now I don't quite remember, but it didn't fully eliminate it as a possible problem. It starts right up, runs totally fine from what I can tell. I don't believe there is any delay or anything. And the only thing I noticed when the lights turned on as I was driving was that when I really put my foot down the air fuel ratio went to 10.0 which is just as low as it can go, I have a feeling it was actually lower but the gauge just can't read that low, I don't know at all though, but that's just a random guess.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214873 posted 08/18/15 11:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So the ground was sparking when the car was off, so we just simply tested to see if the alternator was drawing any current, and it wasn't. The next step is to test it actually as you kinda said!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214893 posted 08/19/15 08:31 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Diode bridge in alternator is gone. Those three lights flickered on right before my last alternator died on my 1g.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214913 posted 08/19/15 11:53 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That would be awesome! Thank you I'm going to check that today!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214914 posted 08/19/15 12:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Had the same issue on my Galant. The lights came on faintly, and would cycle on and off, causing my dash and head/tail lights to flicker. Made it all the way to the Shootout and back like that, still charged the battery. I replaced it anyway and she is happy.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214959 posted 08/20/15 10:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Yeah guys! You're all right, it was simply the alternator! I don't know why I didn't just unplug
It to test it, but I did not and yes sir's it is!!

Thank you all!



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