when car is hot from setting in the hot sun all day the electrical system dose not work. any ideas?

Asked by Apr 17, 2013 at 12:25 PM about the 1995 Chrysler Sebring

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

107,765

I would not think that the car was hot enough to prevent the car from starting but your the judge. Clean and tighten the battery connections as a first step. When you say the electrical system does not work, do you mean that nothing works as if the battery was disconnected?

1 people found this helpful.

no...the car will start but the dash nothing come on no odometer or any thing else, no A/C, but then after a while everything is working. In the morning everything works fine.

107,765

That's completely different. The thing that is common to the different systems in the dash is the ground connection. The big "but" in that thinking is why doesn't it fail when driving around? It's unlikely that the power is being lost to all the different circuits at the same time from excessive heat...

2 people found this helpful.
1,285

could be something to do with an exposed wire thats getting to hot form sunlight. take it and have it looked at.

1 people found this helpful.
4,075

At 18 years old , I would look for corrosion or wear. Underhood, check battery, connections, cables, replace anything questionable. Under dash, examine any electrical after market modifications. Fuses, and breakers inside and underhood can oxidize/ loosen, clean/replace as necessary. Worn ignition switch contacts can cause intermittent accessory problems. A complete electrical diagnostic may be required. I know of a PT cruiser that has windows/sunroof open and close at random, as well as lights and accessories, as if posessed.

Your Answer:

Sebring

Looking for a Used Sebring in your area?

CarGurus has 2,035 nationwide Sebring listings starting at $1,495.

ZIP:

Chrysler Sebring Experts

  • #1
    Sparky222
    Reputation
    3,010
  • #2
    Chris Daigle
    Reputation
    2,150
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,770
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
266 Great Deals out of 37,717 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chevrolet Camaro
237 Great Deals out of 27,289 listings starting at $2,077
Used BMW 3 Series
857 Great Deals out of 31,323 listings starting at $1,250
Used Audi A4
228 Great Deals out of 11,060 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Camry
761 Great Deals out of 72,914 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
366 Great Deals out of 49,151 listings starting at $500
Used Honda Accord
574 Great Deals out of 103,381 listings starting at $950

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 271 listings starting at $3,100
2009 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
113 listings starting at $3,290
2008 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 403 listings starting at $1,988
2006 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
186 listings starting at $1,988

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.