Last night, our '06 Honda Odyssey’s red “charging system indicator” light came on. I quickly looked it up in the book, as sudden red lights on our car scare me, and it said that “The battery is not being charged. Go to a service station or garage where you can get technical assistance.” Well, that was helpful. It’s Sunday.
We turned off all the extra electric (a/c, lights, etc)on the way home. On the way home (less than 5 miles) several other indicator lights flashed on and off periodically. The ABS, VSA and brake system indicator lights. We also noted that the headlights seemed dimmer than normal. When we got home, the front end smelled hot, but no smoke or anything. This morning, I looked to make sure all connections were tight, and they were. We had turned the master light switch off last night, but the door lights (on the bottom edge came on when I opened the door. Other than that, we have not tried cranking it, as I’m afraid that it will totally drain the battery.
As I said, it’s Sunday. Garages are closed. I have an able bodied husband who is home today and stores that are open. Any suggestions as what we can do?