Auto: 94 Dodge Intrepid ES
Symptoms: Intermittent (a dirty word :-0) cutting out of turn signals,
radio, clock display, windshield wipers. Dash lights and gauges work. Also,
brake, tail, and head lights work. 2 situations. 1) start to use turn
signals and the light on dash will briefly flash and then everything
mentioned above quits. No radio, clock display (factory tape deck Infinity
speaker system) or turn signals. 2) car moving and the above mentioned items
quit working. Radio, clock display, etc. I found out the wipers would also
quit today during a rain snow mix and just driving along, they quit working.
I looked at the clock display and it, too, was blank. I tried the turn
signals and they didn't work, either.
If I stop the car, shut off the ignition and restart, then everything works
normally. Sort of like resetting a circuit breaker. This is consistent. No
matter which of the 2 situations occur, this operation gets everything
working again for awhile. It might last 6 months or 3 days, or a few minutes
and it happens again.
Would this be indicative of a turn signal switch failure, possible bad
circuit breaker in the flasher circuit (if it has one), loose connection
somewhere in the wiring harness, or a short in the wiring harness? Or any
other possibilities? Thanks for any advice you wish to provide.