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Old 26 Aug 2007, 01:52 pm
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I have a 92 Acura Legend and here's what happens:My climate control goes on and off sometimes and when it doesn't work, my ABS light comes on and stays on and in addition, my rear defroster doesn't work. The moment it starts working again, the ABS light turns off and my rear defroster and my climate control works. It did this for a while intermittently but is now cut off permanently....so now my ABS light stays on, climate control doesn't function and my rear defroster doesnt work.Also, in the morning when I first start the car, it takes a while for my radio to come on even though I turn it on. After about 15-20mins, it comes on (once the car is warmed up I've noticed).Lastly, my power door locks tend to act like they are "chattering"? I don't know if thats the right term.Any suggestions as to whats going on with my car?ThanksGuys, thanks for the advice. I took the car to the dealership to get it diagnosed. After an hour and a half, they come back telling me that My wiring harness and fusebox will need to be changed due to a short in my wiring. They said it would take 3days to fix, plus $3,600. A mistake on the dealer's technician caused me to find the problem myself. He left the fusebox cover open. When I tried to close the fusebox cover I realized it couldnt shut cos a wire was in its way. I moved this wire to shut cover the box and the power in the car cut out. Nothing worked. I was mad. After messing with the wires I noticed the power would cut on/off intermittently. For about 20 mins I messed with it, then suddenly I noticed a disconnected plug hanging under the dash. I plugged this connector back up and lo and behold, EVERYTHING in the car started working normally. Apparently this connector was half way out and caused the on/off functioning whenever I hit a bump. so it cost me $0 to fix in the end.!!
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Old 26 Aug 2007, 01:54 pm
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Sounds like something electrical, might have a short somewhere. I would suggest going and getting a diagnostic ran on it as your ABS light could cause you to be in a worse accident if by chance you had to slam on your brakes, if it's malfunctioning. You can get some places to do it for free to see whats wrong with it, I think Autozone does it for free. They will hook up a OBD(car computer) to it and will be able to tell you whats causing the lights to come on by the codes it's throwing.
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Old 26 Aug 2007, 02:00 pm
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Some wires in your car have gone bad or a fuse has blown and if thats not it I suggest buying a new cd player and have them install it bring your car back to them and say they messed it up and have them figure it out. haha jk
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Old 26 Aug 2007, 02:06 pm
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Sounds like a bad ground. Make sure your battery cables are on tight and that there's no corrosion on the posts. If there is, clean it off with a battery post cleaner or some soda. If there's no corrosion, check the alternator ground. It'll be a black wire going from the alternator screwed into the car somewhere. Make sure that screw is tight.I wouldn't rule out a bad alternator or battery either. The ABS light is coming on because it's works off the car's computer and it's sensing a bad power supply. There's probably nothing wrong with your brakes.
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Old 26 Aug 2007, 02:10 pm
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The Legend is dying. Sorry, couldn't resist. Electrical problems. My guess is that the bundle of wires are shorting out, likely from loss of sheathing over years of use. If you are comfortable, then check the wiring diagram and follow the wiring and electrical connections for your affected functions looking for wear and evidence of short circuits. Quick fix could be simply electrical tape. Do it sooner rather than later, this type of condition will only get worse without repair.
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Old 26 Aug 2007, 02:18 pm
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Well your first problem is you're driving an acura legend. That is one of their worse models. Try looking at your wiring connections, see if any wire is frayed or anything. Then look into your fuses, either way take it into a mechanic, and it won't be cheap.
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