I bought my 1994 Accord LX new and am happy with it and the ~240K miles it has. Recently a very odd problem has emerged that is annoying that and I’m wondering if it could be dangerous.
The power to the radio cuts off now and then but only for a second. This of course always happens when I’m intensely listening to something like Car Talk. I first noticed it about 3 months ago while driving on the highway… whenever I tapped my brake peddle the radio would cut out. NOW the problem happens whenever it wants to…sometimes I go days without any problem, other times I can get a string of 5-10 failures right in a row and then it’s “ok”. Here’s the REALLY WEIRD thing… about 1:10 times when this happens BOTH the tachometer AND the speedometer cut out too! They drop to ZERO and then when the radio comes back on they pop back up to their proper readings… note nothing happens to the fuel or engine oil pressure gauges. The dashboard failures are what now have me worried.
What Have I done to address it?
Nothing yet, not sure what to do… I cannot intentionally recreate the problem. Last time I took it to the mechanic for something else they looked at this but they couldn’t recreate it. I’m afraid if I just ask someone to fix this it’ll either cause a lot of hours to be racked up with no result or a lot of guesswork replacements.
What do I want?
Has anyone else experienced this? If so how can it be fixed? Otherwise what steps or approaches do you think I should take to try to diagnose/fix this? Help?!?