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Old 12-02-2014, 06:31 PM   #1
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Multiple issues lately. Suggestions or advice?

Preface: A month or so ago, I had my IM, tstat and pcv valve/hose all replaced. Things were going alright (other than flickering lights) when two weeks ago my check engine light came on and suddenly both headlights blew. Pressing the gas made my fogs and ambers brighten. Took the car to get the CEL checked and it had to do with the IMRC. Closer look I noticed the hose was coming off and both bulbs lowbeam filaments blew. Replaced bulbs, slid hose back on, no CEL since then. Knock on wood. Here is the thread about it:
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Now, reason for this thread. Yesterday, after getting gas, I pull up to a light and as I stop my cars idle gets very latent to where it starts a heavy, slow vibration. I hit the gas to keep it going. Haven't experienced it since. Again, knock on wood. Today on way home, halfway through the ride the airbag light came on. I pulled off to a convenience store 30 min after it was on. Turned car off, waited five minutes, turned car back on and the light stayed on about 5 seconds and then remained off the last 20 minutes of my ride home. I pull in and when I turn off the lights, the engines idle sounds different, not so labored like when all the lights are on. Still have bad flickering.

I'm probably just going to take this car to a pro. I'mgetting sick over these issues. Anxiety is high and nerves are shot. I'd like to hear your thoughts on what I could check or do. Any of these symptoms sound familiar?

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Old 12-02-2014, 06:31 PM   #2
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Oh, '07 ZX4 manual
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On way to work this morning, airbag light came back on when I drove over a bump.

So far I have the following symptoms:

- airbag light comes and goes.
- flickering lights
- idle sounds different as I turn my lights off and on (includes headlamps, fogs and ambers)

I'll leave my problems from a month ago out of this post. Thanks everyone.
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Sounds like a ground issue, now which one i'm not sure but start under the hood.
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I'd check and clean all grounds.
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When cleaning grounds, make sure to scrape down any paint around the contact area. Check the wires and straps for cracking
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I will sand them down. Appreciate the help!

Edit: For some reason, after I just asked my question, the images that Mandroid attached popped up. So I removed my question. Thank you Mandroid for the help! Will do this asap and will try to come back with some positive news!
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Wait, those arrows all point to ground points?!?! Holy crap! lol.
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Naw, that shows all the connectors and grounds.

"G **" shows a ground, While "C" numbers are connectors.
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Great! Thanks sailor. Phew
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