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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 3dr Coupe 2.4L Manual

2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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Front Wheel Drive, 3 Door Coupe, Sub-Compact
23 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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October 21, 2012, 8:45 pm

Merri H

Question: Is it safe to drive my car after some electrical problems

I have a leak in my sunroof, and after a particularly rainy day I had a good amount of water in my car. Well my amp in under my seat and eventually fried it. It was so bad that while my car was off the speakers were booming static and wouldn't stop unless I disconnected the battery. It smelled like burning electronics. I eventually disconnected the amp and took the radio fuse out of my car. The booming static stopped but I still notice a few weird things. My back windsheild wiper is not working anymore and I noticed that I can still roll down my windowns for about 30 seconds after I turn my car off. I am worried that there is still some electrical issues and I am going to have a electrical fire. I drive my car a lot so this really worries me.

October 27, 2012, 10:11 am

Ron W
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You should take it to a shop. Sounds like there are damaged (melted) circuits that need to be fixed. An electrical fire is a very real possibility.

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