Hey guys —
A puzzle for you.
A couple of weeks ago, the backlight of my radio/nav display went out. The radio still works, but CD player doesn’t and backlight is still out.
Today, I was driving along and an EPC light started flashing. Car started surging and revving. About 30 secs later, car completely went dead.
Luckily I made it to shoulder of road and sat for a couple of minutes.
Tried to startup car, but it only revved and never completely turned over.
Had a friend come to try and jump. Didn’t help at all.
Finally had it towed to dealer. Said battery was completely dead.
Dealer is installing a battery and letting me know tomorrow. He said it might be the fuel pump.
Is that something that could drain battery and cause backlight to short out?
Only thing I recognize as symptom is couple weeks ago, nephew plugged in one of those dual phone chargers and had 3 devices charging. Shortly thereafter is when backlight shorted out.
Only other out of the ordinary occurrence, I mistakenly put in a full tank of premium octane gas. I usually use midgrade. I wouldn’t think that would cause this, but it’s the only other factor out of the ordinary!
Could that drain battery and kill it or is it possibly just a dead battery or more severe fuel pump?