Washed engine bay, now all dash lights on

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  1. Rusty Accord

    Rusty Accord Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I've had that happen while running the car with the alt belt removed (dash lit up like a Christmas tree).
     
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    Sounds like I should swap in a spare alternator and see if it goes away then. Didn't know that. Both previous times mine went, the battery light on the dash was the only thing that came on.
     
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    Forgot to update this, but I figured I would do so now for anyone who has this issue in the future. Turns out the issue was the alternator like Supra said. I got one from my local pick n pull and threw it on. All lights went off and car has been driving just fine. Definitely a good lesson for me, I'll always cover electrical stuff now. Thanks for everyone's help and input!

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  4. Enne

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    Very strange. I've washed my 6th gen's engine bay multiple times and never had this happen. Then again, I use a DIY car wash wand instead of a hose.

    This is my car like 2 years ago getting hosed down. This isn't a regular thing that I do with it; just showing that it can be done. Only "precaution" I take is to stuff a towel in the intake hole and try to not directly spray the fuse boxes.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LUES0j_kTM
     
  5. DarkSideAccord

    DarkSideAccord nadeshiko fobz ftw..

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    cover the alternator, fuse box and battery with a plastic bag anytime u wash the engine bay
     

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