1996 850R Electrical Issue?

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1996 850R Electrical Issue?

Post by wackenhut »


I noticed sometimes that when I am driving and press the brake, a few things happen. If I have the radio on, it turns off and then back on when released. If I have one of the reading lights on, it dims. The SRS light flashes sometimes for a split second.

In addition, the following has happened maybe 5 times over the past month. when I go to start the car, the dash lamps illuminate, but nothing turns over or clicks. I wait about 5 seconds, and then it starts up as it should.

Lastly, I just went to turn on the radio today and it is asking for the original 4 digit code.

Something must be interlinked with these systems which is causing these things to happen and any help would be appreciated.


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Post by Ozark Lee »

The electrical portion of the ignition switch comes immediately to mind.

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Post by abscate »

You are getting a break in primary power to things, so the ignition switch and wiring all the way to the battery are suspect
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Post by BEJinFbk »

abscate wrote: Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:50 pm You are getting a break in primary power to things, so the ignition switch and wiring all the way to the battery are suspect
This... Start with the basics of your heavy cabling
and connections from battery, alternator and B+ to
the main fuse box. All of the big primary grounds, as well.
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