12-29-2004, 09:31 AM
This has been going on for awhile now...
While I was driving how on a hwy
While it was snowing my car kept cutting off and would lose all power then everything would cut right back on like nothing happen....
And when my car is started and I'm stopped
If I press on the windows or the power lock
My radio will get softer all my lights will dim and I hear this strange nosie like a motor strugling....any ideas what it could be?
12-29-2004, 09:34 AM
- You drive standard REALLY badly
- You have a shortage somewhere. ETACS maybe?
12-29-2004, 09:40 AM
I wonder if the battery would have anything to do w/this?
12-29-2004, 09:42 AM
I don't think it would be the battery/alternator deal, because he would've had toruble starting up his car.
12-29-2004, 09:45 AM
You definately have a short somewhere... especially if it happens only when snowing (wet = conductor for the short). I had this problem in one of my fog lights before. If I had the fogs on in the rain/snow it would suck the power right out of the car (I could watch the voltimeter drop as I sat at a stop light).
You have a short, plain and simple. If you have warrenty left use it. You'll pull your hair out trying to find a short. When this happens next time, try turning things off and seeing what happens (turn off lights, test. Turn of HVAC, test. turn off wipers, test. etc, etc.)
12-29-2004, 09:51 AM
I just got a new battery back in oct forgot 2 add that my car wouldn't start and hand trouble starting after I gave a friend of mine a jump so I got a new one even before that I'd had the prob with my lights but never cut of while I was driving my dad kept saying something must has to be something with my battery he went out and tighten the bolts and it hasn't cut off while driving but still lights dim..and I don't drive crazy only a lil above speed limit....;-)
I think I still have my warrenty I'm at 53k and I got my car new....
12-29-2004, 09:55 AM
OK! To the dealer now!
Never boost a 'friend' with your new car :D
12-29-2004, 09:57 AM
I don't think it's your battery. If you're only having this problem in the snow, the short has to be somewhere that can get wet. The battery connectors are in a pretty-dry location. I would go with a faulty light seal, or wiper motor, or something to that effect.
Another idea - if it only happens in the snow, maybe it's not the snow, but something you use in the snow, like wipers or defrost, or rear window defogger. In the dry, go turn these things on and see if it makes a difference. Faulty wiper motors can suck the life out of you. Maybe check that too.
12-29-2004, 09:58 AM
Yeah, if you are still under warranty I would go have them check.
12-29-2004, 10:16 AM
Yea I'm going to stop being lazy and take a day off work and head up to my dealer....it just spooked me when I was driving on 495 in the snow and my car would cut off I didn't drive my car fot about 3 days lol...thanx for the advice
12-29-2004, 10:54 AM
Good luck, and keep us informed!
12-29-2004, 01:42 PM
I know that up here, when I hit deep snow it packs the area around the alternator with snow and will dim until it dries out. Just a thought.