So it has been super rainy here in South Texas, like monsoon weather. I say this because I don’t know if it’s the reason I have suddenly started having issues with my car. About a week ago my car started doing this thing where when I first start it up and am idling (usually I have to drive a block or so for it to happen) at a light or stop sign, the electrical system will start flickering. Meaning the lights, entire dash, radio and air conditioning will rapidly turn on and off. My car will stay going but I have no electrical systems. This happened maybe once every other day and now it’s happening every time. I took it into the mechanic and he noticed that if I turn off the AC then it’s idling fine and no electrical outages are happening. He checked the alternator and battery and they are fine. I had to have my car jumped to take it in to him because it wasn’t starting up and making the clicking sound. He says all that is fine so no idea why that happened. He ran diagnostics and the O2 Sensors were having issues. This is an expensive part (like $300 for one of them) so we did a tune up and he replaced the spark plugs and air filter. I hadn’t done this maintenance in forever and am off by about 20k miles on that maintenance. Hopefully that will help that system work better. But the AC is still making the electrical system wonky. If I am driving down the road with the AC it’s fine, it’s only idling.
Oh, my cruise control light is also burned out but the cruise control works fine. Could it be a fuse?
I have a 2005 Honda Civic EX.