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2007 Mercury mountaineer V8 Premier. Vehicle shut off on my husband after he pulled out of driveway, got it started back up after a few days, now the whole Dashboard panel lights work, other than blinking on every 3 seconds,I can't see what my mileage is. Would this be the instrumental cluster for dimmer switch? also the code reader was throwing off a battery connection code, ABS code, transmission malfunction. Check engine light has been on for a month now on the dash. The battery is not even a year old. Another possible cause question, my husband just hooked up a 31 inch led barlight for me before all of this chaos took place. To me it seems like an electrical over load,(seems like a reasonable cause) but that's me, or could it possibly be that my husbands big foot hit something lose lol, I mean it is hanging there right by his size 13 boot, and not harnessed up like it should be, he's been the only one driving it for the last 2 weeks, it had never given me any type of malfunctions when it was only me driving it, other then a random flat tire. I feel like it got in his way and he knocked the fuse lose, maybe possibly the same day it randomly shut off as he was driving a few minutes after leaving or driveway. I drove it to work everyday and to my children's school for the last 3 months not one thing was wrong with it except the only problem we both was aware of, and that's the transmission leak, he gets under the front passenger side of the vehicle somewhere between middle of the under belly and the passanger tire,and loosens the opening with a 1 3/8" socket everytime it needs a refill, and you have to pump it in to the resivour.(uncool spot for the fluid intake may I add, lol )very inconvenient for me when it needs more. At the time he was working out of town, so none was able to be added,( I can do a few small minor fixes on our vehicles without his help, but not that.) It got driven around longer than what we normally do, eventually a symbol of a wrench popped up, so now I have the check engine light on and the wrench symbol on. The dashboard is the only electrical problem we have noticed, everything else functions properly dome lights door lights radio lights, all correct lights come on when you open the doors just not dash lights. In the mean time we have leased a VW Jetta, but if this is an easy minor parts and labor fix that would be nice.

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  • Brecklynn Whitman Feb 09, 2019

    I need to correct the beginning of my question.
    Were it says dashboard panel lights work!
    It's supposed to say, the dashboard panel lights Don't work other than blinking on every 3 second.



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Im thinking a bad fuse in the fuse box start testing each and everyone

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If the bd, it will make your dash go crazy because now your running only on battery power. Not enough volts to run every electrical items

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the alarm is activating when he locks it and for some reason the key or fob isnt deactivating it..check the disarm switches in the door

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do you have taillights? most of the time there on the same fuse. also chk. to see if plug is all the way in on your headlight switch.

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sounds like a open diode in alternator,when brake and battery lights come disconnect green plug on alternator,if the lights go out you've found the problem,very common problem with subarus

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SOURCE: transmission malfunction notifier message on

check the fluid and all the wiring plugs going to the is not uncommon for oil to drip onto a plug and cause bad readings,or vacuum lines that are cracked.

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