Hoping you can help, I've got a few problems with my car.
1. Sometimes, when I try to start my car, when I turn teh key it just 'clicks' in the lock, and doesn't work, However, the radio, headlights etc all work fine. If i simply attach jumpleads to the terminal under the hood it starts immeditely, no problems. Is this the battery? I've had it checked, and the battery is charging, the alternator is giving off 14 volts.
2. Recently, a few things happened to my car all at once. The indicator dash light on the dashboard, and the noise it makes stopped working. As did the cd changer in the boot (the radio says it;s not there), the wipers changing from full mode to intermittent automatically when you stop the car at traffic lights etc..., the other dashboard lights such as full beam, seatbelt not on, door still open etc...
I've checked all the fuses and they're all fine. Is it a loose wire? Has anyone else experienced it?
3. The car is extremely chuggy when i try to start it, regardless of weather etc..., I usually have to press on the accelerator to get it going. Should it be like this?
4. Ever since I bought the car, whenever I press the ASC button near the gearbox the engine warning light comes on the dash and stays on until i press the button again (over 2-3 mintues later). Any ideas what could be wrong with it?
Thanks for any help you can offer me!