We recently had a shop replace our ignition switch and the backup
light switch somewhere on the rear end. We got the car back and as
soon as we went down the road and turned on the turn signals, wipers,
or headlights the whole dash went crazy. The fuel gauge jumped up, and
the seat belt buzzer kept buzzing.
We took it back, he said he'd fix it for free (because he screwed it
up) and stuck another used panel in. Then on our way home it did the
same thing. We called him and he said bring it back. We told him we
couldn't get there for three weeks due to business (and he's 62 miles
from our rural home), and the owner said that was fine.
WELL, three weeks later we go in and he looks it up on his computer
and says he has no record of an instrument panel repair. We reminded
him of the "freebee" and he innocently explains that he cannot
warranty "something I did for no charge."
Does anybody have any idea what may be the problem so I can attempt
to repair it myself ?I had a similar problem with an old BMW 2002
years back, but can't recall how I fixed it.