I have recently been experiencing a complete loss of power when at a stop or in park when I engage any HVAC commands. This happens intermittently but when it does, you know it. The result is as if I completely disconnected the battery, clock resets and the power assist goes away, tach drops... etc..
So I go to leave work about 15 minutes ago and nothing... Turn the key to the on position which usually gives me all the lights on the dash. Blank, no lights, I move the shift lever and all of a sudden, the little lights come on. I turn the key further to start the car and nothing. Lights instantly go out. Safe to assume the Neutral safety switch? That's what I am going for. Unless somebody stops me.. lol
I am sitting here waiting on my wife so I'll be online for another 15 minutes or so..
Thanks guys, neutral safety switch it is not. Took all of about 3 minutes to change out and check. I may end up taking this thing to a shop and see what's what. Any others suggestions feel free to share. I'll be in the office all day checking out as many suggestions as possible before delivery to a mechanic.
I located 2 ground's in the engine compartment last evening and they both appear to be attached securely, any suggestions as to how many grounds there may be and the locations?
Last edited by Dragdad; 05-20-2011 at 06:52.
So I'm still thinking about this and I am a bit perplexed as to why the car shuts down when the HVAC is activated. I'm hoping a ground somewhere is giving me fits. I am going to check the fuses and relays as well. This is not an everyday car so it can sit and be my experiment for the next week or so.
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