I have a 2001 Rialts QD with 72K miles on it and recently experienced a major electric Gremlin. Symptoms follow:
For the past 2500 miles I had first experienced a minor problem in that the emergency break warning light and audible warning would come on at same time wipers would not work and neither would the dash AC. I had to stop and turn off engine and work the break handle then restart vehicle and all was OK. This was a very intermittent problem for quite awhile and I was unsuccessful in correcting it so I just continued driving and dealing with it. I live in Cincinnati OH and cannot find a dealer that will work on it.
Last week on a trip back from SC I could not get the break light or the warning sound to stop. We were only 70 miles from home so we drove on (night was falling). When it got dark I noticed I had no headlights. I had to physically hold back on the dimmer switch which kept the brights on all the way home. If I released the switch I had no lights.
We made it home after bothering lots of oncomming traffic. I have examined the vehicle and noticed other strange electrical problems.
1. Tail and break lights works when head light switch is on but head lights do not.
2. Right break light does not work with head light switch off. Left break light works fine
Does anyone have any experience with this sort of problem? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
did u check fuses? if so sounds like u have a bad ground or paritial concact issue, when a circuit isnt grounded properly it can back feed and cause" Gremlin issues"..hope ive helped FRED ASE MASTER TECH