alt, ABS off, and brake lights lit..

benswann at benswann at
Fri Sep 5 03:35:37 EDT 2003

OK - feeling pretty dopey on this one..

I'm surprised nobody pointed me to the obvious before I found it..dropped an
alternator belt.

Didn't think about that since I was under the hood earlier and everything was
OK.    What really made me look again was the big battery symbol - first time
I'd seen that one.  Used a voltmeter to see voltage down to around 9V. engine
was running like crap, not charging, hmmmm.  Funny how one can overlook
something this simple thinking it is related to something more complicated.

Looks like I can defer the IC repair back to priority 6 or 7.


[I have had the symptoms of the faulty printed circuit board connection in the
Instrument cluster on my '91 200 20V tqa, including high beam and indicator
lights glowing.  This has been intermittant and acts up mostly with high
humidity.  I had planned on getting around to repair, but has not been priority.

Just today I had a different symptom pop up - the alt, ABS off, and brake
warning lights light just after starting and dont go out, as if the engine
stalled, but everything else is OK and no other problems other than the warning
lights.  Is this another symptom related to the same or adjacent PC board
problem, or is this an entirely new problem?

Maybe its time to pull the IC if more than one problem can be fixed including
installation of a check engine bulb.  I'm trying to tend to the more urgent
problems first like bad tires and a brake hose, but this IC problem may need
fixin soon.



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