1999 Chevy Cavalier 2.4L. Always stay on ABS lights and brake lights, but recently all flash on and off and my hot and cold hand goes up and down. Replaced new alternator,new starter new engine and transmission. New alternator.
Question = this morning my car wouldn't start now 5 hours later it started fine. I had a new alternator put in 2 mos ago. But i notice my dash lights flashing again like before when i needed a alternator. Could it be wires crossed. The young lady i bought it from had someone put in a alarm and cd player. Please help me. Thanks.
Answer: With these things going on, and the fact so many things have been replaced, there could be a bad / broken wire(s) anywhere. ABS codes may or may not be related to the other concerns. You may have a faulty instrument panel for the flickering lights.
The system would have to be scanned for codes. A common problem on this engine is loose or broken grounds. There are several ground areas on the transmission bell housing. Again, with so much work done to it, i would not even be able to guess. Be sure to check that the battery cables are tight and clean, move around some harnesses with engine running to possible find area of wiring problem.
Answer: DTC C1214 System Relay Contact or Coil Circuit Open...is the description for that code. The ABS lights is on and the system is deactivated because of this code. Unfortunately there is not a lot to check with this problem. There are two fuses for the ABS system, one is in the fuse block in the left side of the dash, and another is located in the underhood fuse block, near the left fender.
If the fuses are good, you most likely have an internal Electronic Brake Control Module problem. The relay inside the EBCM is not serviceable and you would need to replace the unit. The EBCM is attached to the Brake Pressure Modulator Valve, which is located just under the master cylinder.
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