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#1 (permalink) Old 10-24-2004, 10:26 PM
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Ok here i have some nasty problems. For starters, my headlights shorted out on me 2 times on the way home tonght and again when i pulled up to my house, all 4 of em. if i get out and slap the fusebox, they come on. drive a bit, they die, repeat. WTMF!!!

The glovebox floods nicely when it rains, shouldnt i worry about the computer getting soaked?

The damn kidney grill keeps fallin off, but no worries about that. My hood wouldnt stay shut to save my life, i damn near body slammed it, woudlnt click shut, but i think i fixed that. at least for now And the horn worked the day i bought it, but not since.

My turn signals are screwed up *see other post* the relay or something

and to top it all off, it almost caught on fire yesterday. I had the heater on *wasnt blowing heat really, somewhat while i was going* and smoke started commin outta the dash rather nastily. The engine itself caught on fire for the former owner

theres plenty more problems, i just cant think of them now.

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if do a search for recall bullitens i believe there was one about the wiring to the heater controls/motor being the wrong gauge and overheating,and in some cases cathing fire,,do a search for "your cars year""your cars model" recalls

1983 dogde diplomat es police special 40,000 miles
1996 chrysler sebring peice of crap money eater
1963 chrysler newport wagon in boxes &quot;for sale&quot;
1973 opel gt little red rocket project
[B]1984 BMW 325e 120,000 miles perfect interior near perfect exterior,bought it,,,drove it home,,,went to work,,on the way to work timing belt broke!!!only drivin it 12 miles ggrrrrrrr
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cool, would a dealer still fix it free? I know they go back to at least 86 usually, my camaro got fixed not long ago...

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probly not,,they probly have some ,so many owners,,miles,,claus in there recall stuff

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hrm. so what do I do about it?

im probally just going to sell the car to get me parts for my other one. I dont wanna but this thing is too much of a hastle ghead

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K im addin more problems, make this a diary. Well i duno if theyre new but theyre new discoveries of current problems.

this morning i had the worst morning ever with it. The headlights werent workin right like i said before, but when i put it into drive, the brights come on, but only sometimes WTF is up with that? and the headlights seemed to cut out more when going uphill. any ideas?

and with the heater catchin on fire... how can I fix this? also when it was on before, it didnt really blow unless im moving, what is up with this too?

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