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Old 07-05-2012, 09:41 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Electrical Issues, Please Help

Ok so i looked on some threads and couldnt find anything so heres my issue. This has happened a few times now: I will be driving and the abs and e-brake light comes on, my speedometer goes dead and the gas gauge jumps around but my tach stays functional and the car drives fine. Anyone know what it is??
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Default Re: Electrical Issues, Please Help

No doubt electrical related. Sounds like it would have to be in the instrument cluster or in the computer. Have you had the cluster out lately, and maybe have a loose connection?
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Default Re: Electrical Issues, Please Help

The ABS, e-brake as well as speedometer are directly related to another via ABS module/actuator. There is a TSb relating to cleaning your right rear wheel sensor. As far as why this is related to your gas gauge, I'm not sure.

Start with the basics:
Do you have a check engine light on? if you don't you probably still have a code stored. Have the vehicle scanned.
Check all grounds, check fuses,perform the TSb on cleanine the rear wheel speed sensors. (I recommend doing them both)
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Default Re: Electrical Issues, Please Help

Originally Posted by Danski6MT View Post
be careful as the little m6 10mm bolt is usually seized and the head will break off leaving the traded part inside your rear hub housing.
I believe @1hawaii50 did this very thing.
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I believe @1hawaii50 did this very thing.
My recommendation is to have the hubs cleaned at the stealership. If you snap the abs bolt off in the hub, you're screwed...ask me how I know...
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Default Re: Electrical Issues, Please Help

Ok thanks!! There is no check engine light on and the place I bought the car from replaced the abs sensor when I originally bought the car a few months ago. If while it's happening, I shut the car off and turn it right back on it goes back to normal
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Default Re: Electrical Issues, Please Help

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Ok thanks!! There is no check engine light on and the place I bought the car from replaced the abs sensor when I originally bought the car a few months ago. If while it's happening, I shut the car off and turn it right back on it goes back to normal
Look at it this way:
It goes back to normal because you are shutting the vehicle down and there is no wheel movement.
The system re-sets itself and You go on driving. The system possibly receives a wheel speed signal but the signal once you're moving or vibration causing small debris (magnetised metal particles to adhere to the sensor and block it from reading you wheel speed.

Its probably intermittent, but you have to clean the right rear hub asap. Again, I would clean both sides to prevent the actuator pulsating in he background unnoticed. If you leave this unattended you will have an expensive repair due to a ABS actuator replacement @+-1300 +labour.

Which sensor did the replace? They might have broke the bolt Or the actuator is already gone and they replaced the sensor thinking it will clear the problem.
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Default Re: Electrical Issues, Please Help

Take it to the dealership. This is extremely tough to diagnose over the internet. There are a few different things that it could be, and NONE of them are cheap to replace. You don't want to start throwing money at the problem, hoping that you happen to fix it. Pay the $100 diagnostic fee, and let them tell you what is wrong with it. Once you have that, let us know, and we can help you to proceed.
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