Need help diagnosing a serious electrical problem
I have a pretty serious electrical problem. Tonight while I was driving home, my radar detector shut down, then my radio shut down. My display in my gauge panel started giving me error messages for the traction control, fuel level low, etc... Next the headlights shut off. I switched on my hazards and made it home. The only electrical that was working was the gauge cluster and the hazards. As I was pulling in, even that started shutting down. The engine was sputtering a little, but ran alright for the most part.
In the gauge cluster, the electrical gauge (volt meter?) was glowing red and the needle was straight on the "L".
Is this an easy one, my alternator went bad, or is there something serious happening?
Everything looks good under the hood. No burnt wires, nothing severed or whatever. Belt looks good. Temperature was good. Don't know what the hell is going on. I had just bought a new battery, yellow top optima, last month.
All help is appreciated.
2007 GT Convertible Build Thread
Vortech V3 trim, FRPP Intake manifold, MAC LT's, Prochamber, Ford Racing 3:73 gears, FRPP springs, Hurst Billet shifter, FRPP 62mm Throttle body, tuned by True Street Motorsports. 523 rwhp 440 lbft torque