July 18, 2011I have a 2006 turbo. Six months or more ago my car started doing something funky where all of my guages on my dash jumped back and forth, and all of the lights on my dash light up. It started only doing this infrequently, usually only when I was running the lights and A/C too. Now it does it pretty often, and I don`t have to have the A/C or lights on. A couple of weeks ago, the car completely shut off while I was driving through a parking lot. It shut off again yesterday as I was pulling up to a stop sign. It starts back up right away, but I`m worried it will quit while I`m driving down the highway next. Finally, my car has also recently started to make a noise that sounds almost like a scraping noise or even a very muffled sort of backfire - it`s hard to tell because it happens only for a few seconds and I don`t have time to roll my window down to listen. It`s only right after I have started my car and have it in drive, and it`s only happened twice so far in the last couple of weeks. I`ve checked the battery and alternator, but everything shows up okay. Anyone else having this problem, heard of this problem, or have any suggestions? Thanks!
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July 18, 2011Sounds like you have a short somewhere in the electrical to me
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