So the other day i was wiring up my new IPF lights and I wanted to get them to turn on only when the car was running b/c i have a habbit of leaving things on.
I got everything wired up correctly on the engine side of the firewall but then i went to hook up a wire only for the switch that was supposed to get power from a source that only when the car was running.
I reserached and thought that i found a good option for a wire that had the power when the accesories were on so i used one of those red clips to splice into it but when i tried to turn the IPF's on, all the lights and guages in my dash went CRAZY, they spiked all the lights came on, blinked and so on.
Here are the symptoms:
when i an driving i sometimes get a check engine light, sometimes i dont. Yesterday i was driving and everything was going crazy in the dash (light, needles spiking/ saying 0 like the car wasnt running but it does, the airbag light coming on, the courtesy lights on the light bar spiradically flash on and off, the dimming feature on the dash for the milage flickers and the temp/compas on my mirror does the same thing too....) but 40 minutes later when i started the car back up again....everything is like normal.
I have no idea what is going on with my electircal system. Any suggestions at all?!?!?