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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-11-2016 Thread Starter
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electronics shut off while driving

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Anyway today i was driving and my radio shut off and when i tried to turn it back on the radio said the battery was low. When i got home i tried to roll up my windows but they wouldn't go up also i hit the door unlock button and nothing happened, after i turned the car off everything came back on and was working. Could this be a alternator issue or something with the battery or something like a loose wire or what? any help is appreciated.


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I would have the car checked to see if there are any trouble codes & go from there. If you don`t have a code reader, a place like Autozone will check to see if there are any codes for free.


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Sounds like a weak battery. Mine started acting strange just before the battery died. But have it checked out just to be certain.
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it was the alternator just like i thought and then i had a leak somewhere that i had fixed as well everything is fixed now

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it was the alternator just like i thought and then i had a leak somewhere that i had fixed as well everything is fixed now
Great!

We had a similar adventure. Driving home one night, the radio turned off. A minute later, the rest of the lights in the center console turned off. Then the headlights went off.

I felt like one of the Apollo 13 astronauts watching as system after system went off-line!

After the headlights went off, the ride home got really interesting as I didn't want to stop or turn off the engine. Fortunately, by then we were only a mile or two from our house on a well-lit street.

It was a bad alternator.

Also, after the alternator was replaced, I noticed that an occasional hiccup, when the engine would seem to miss or stutter, went away. We had been having that problem for a while.

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it was the alternator just like i thought and then i had a leak somewhere that i had fixed as well everything is fixed now



Hi...can you tell me how much is an alternator and how did you find the leak?
Maybe, I have the same problem...
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