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I blew a bunch of interior lights and clock light trying to replace a bulk

I also found thebrear defrost fuse melted and a black wire, that runs from my glove box to my trunk under the flooring, has been cut or broken. I'm not sure where the wire was supposed to run or do, I've checked all the relays, and there's gas in the tank. Its the first time its happened and it won't run now.

I am trying to determine if the problem is the motor(s) limit switches or operator
switch(s). For quite a long while the problem was intermittent. Now it's broke all the time.

It hesitates and is real sluggish going down the road and taken off and my turn signals and brake lights only work when they want to.

My air, defrost and heater does not blow out air.

Started very infrequently car won't accelerate over 25 or 40, if you pull over and turn it off and back on often it would go back to working just fine. Now it's happening most of the time. Check engine light does not come on. Error code state that it is accelerator position sensor. P0698, P2122 or 2121? dealership want overs 800 for the part?

I am having trouble with a shortage in my lighting. I am constantly replacing my low beams and tail lights. Now I have to replace my headlight. This problem began a year after I had my car however now it has become worse. I just thought the lights were bad at 1st. Now I realize there is something wrong with my lighting system. I'm thinking maybe there should be a recall on this..... Please help

I'm looking into buying a car that the year, make, and, model selected above and have been told that an auto technician recommended replacing the transmission because of a leak that can not be repaired. What are the approximate price ranges that can be expected in order to have this done?

The transmision will not shift. What would cause this?

Hi there,

My car came with P215/50/17 tires on alloy rims. This is a low profile tire, looks sexy but a bad idea. I live in the Northeast and in the last couple of winters the potholes are terrible and because the aspect ratio is 50, the tire does not have sufficient cushioning to absorb the impact and the rims get damaged which is very expensive to repair. I went to a tire place to ask to mount P215/65/17 tires on these rims and they refused. The only argument they had was that the larger front wheels may rub against the body during turns but there is at least 3-4 inch clearance right now, so why would this be a problem? I personally wonder if the car handling may be compromised. What do you think?

Thanks.

replaced passenger seat for $1,000. in 2012 and come to find a recall on airbag due to malfunctioning switch.

trunk door wont lock when closing it

it wont lock when trying to close it

As I was driving and went to turn right I lost the power steering for like 2 secs. and I noticed that the charging light had come on but went back off. Drove straight home after that. Was kind of spooky.