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Old 12-26-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
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I hope this is the appropriate forum. I searched everywhere and can't find an answer. A couple days ago I tested the launch control with my new FP red at 5k RPM. I didn't take off, I just wanted to see if it would build boost. Seconds after I tested it the fuel level gauge went from full to empty (fuel light blinking), the DCCD started flashing (bottom oval) and the temp gauge went from normal to almost "H" within one second or two. I turned off the car immediately and put the key on the on position without starting the engine. Temp gauge was showing normal and fuel level "F". I can replicate all the symptoms except the temperature if I put the key in the ON position with engine off and turning the A/C on. It does it every time. If I run the car for a while the temp gauge bounces from the "normal" point to just below H then down within a couple seconds on and off. I plug in the AP and temperatures range from 185 to 202 while all this happens. There are no CELs so I can't pull codes. The only gauges that are acting up are those three in that circle. When one gauge goes crazy all three act up at the same time making me believe it's the gauges. I think its unlikely for the fuel pump, the temperature sensor and the DCCD to fail at the same time. Has anybody had this problem before? What was the solution?
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:35 AM   #2
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Sounds like a bad ground somewhere... Alternators that are on their way out can also spew out high voltage and cause the cluster to do weird things, but you said yours does it with the key off, so it isn't that.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:48 PM   #3
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Sounds like a bad ground somewhere... Alternators that are on their way out can also spew out high voltage and cause the cluster to do weird things, but you said yours does it with the key off, so it isn't that.
The problem seems to be gone after driving slow a couple times. Could it be something over-charging due to the launch control? I'm afraid to use it now! I will keep checking for bad grounds because I think that's the problem. Thanks for the reply
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:55 AM   #4
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Nevermind, the problem came back. This time I had the AC on... The AC kept alternating between blowing hard and soft while I was driving like it was struggling. The car started running rough and the temp gauge started going up and down. Whenever I would hear the radiator fans "click" the car would drive very rough. I got a CEL P0230 (fuel pump primary circuit.). The DCCD light blinked too. My fuel pump is almost new and I doubt it's the problem. Pretty much every electrical thing in my car goes crazy at the same time! How can I pinpoint the problem??? Any clues on where to start?
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That sounds like the alternator to me also. That whole thing where the inst cluster goes crazy. Advance auto can test it right in the parking lot for you if you don't have a meter or power probe. Problem is, once it fails you've only got a couple minutes that the battery can support you.
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Posted in 2011, most probably fixed by now.
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