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5000CS Invisible Beeping Warning Lights
To any BTDT's (Been There Done That's),
Everything electrical works perfectly on my 87 5000CS Turbo Automatic
FWD with 174,000 miles except for one strange thing. When the car is
parked with the ignition turned on but the car has NOT been started, if
I press the "Check" button on the computer the warning lights appear and
do their thing, cycling through all the various icons. However, when I
actually start the car I never see any icons (except when the gas get
low so I suppose they all work but just aren't cycling on start-up) but
I do hear what I believe are the correct beeps. There's one beep
immediately upon start-up then another the first time I apply the brakes
after I've driven the car about 3/10ths of a mile to my first stop sign.
I don't hear the second beep when I press the brakes in the driveway,
only after I've travelling that first 3/10th or so of a mile. None of
this really bothers me but it is strange, I think, and curiosity has
finally gotten the better of me that I feel like posting it.
By the way, here a some other minor things wrong with the car:
I get the "Velvet Fog" in my car when the Econo heat is going after a
rainy night. Whole inside just becomes a swamp unless I run the Defog
and the compressor is going. But, upon going back to Econo at any time
I will get the swamp. Usually I run it full blast until everything has
finally evaporated and I wait until the next rain.
A fair amount of front-end clunking which I'm not sure what to do
about it first (shock on have 40,000 miles on them and tie rods are all
Broken driver's heated seat.
And a fair amount of vibration upon accelerating, which isn't the
CV's or, apparently, and engine or tranny mounts.
Well, I'll be heading to the DC even November 1st at the Pentagon
parking lot around noon. Hope to see some of you there. I'm making
plans to meet up with at least one other guy with same car and we'll be
following each other there. Should be fun (weather permitting).
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