Electrical problem? Power steering? HICAS? Help! Dash flickers and electrics cut out.
Hi, I've tried searching for this problem for quite some time now and can't find it anywhere, so I've decided to make my own thread on it. If someone has seen it somewhere, please link me to it.
So i have a 1993 R33 gtst. This problem started about 2 months ago. it started off not too bad, when i would go over bumps in the road my HICAS light would flicker on my dash. it then got to the point where the HICAS light would flicker and the speedo and revs would flicker and jerk as well. Eventually it came to a point where it wouldn't have to be from bumps it would just happen constantly when driving, my dash and HICAS would flicker, my steering would also go stiff all of a sudden. Then it started to completley turn my dash off, so speedo dropped out, revs droped out and oil pressure, when this would happen the indicators, power windows, rear defrogger, air/heating all wouldn't work as well as the stiff steering wheel. If i were to hit my dash above the cluster it would sometimes come back on for a little bit before it would cut out again.
This lead me to believe that it was a loose connection or a bad ground. I also have blue lights in my footwells, these are connected to a switch then the power was tapped into my fuse box, the fuse i tapped it into was one of the 15amp electrics fuse, so i decided to take the wire out and see if it fixed it, it did. So i decided to tap the wire into the hazard button fuse instead.
So about a month has gone by and it has been fine, about 2 weeks ago i noticed that my power steering pump pully or belt now starts to squeak or squeal when i start it in the morning. This weekend when i was driving it, it started playing up again doing the exact same thing. I have no idea what it could be now. Electical? Power steering pump? HICAS? I plan on taking it to an auto elect in a couple of weeks when i have the money, but this car is my daily and i don't really want to be driving it and my indicators to stop working or my steering to go stiff around corners.
Any help or ideas would be much appreciated!