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Electrical issue - car losing all electricity while driving

Josebaum7Josebaum7 Member Posts: 3
edited February 2023 in Mitsubishi
I'm having electrical issues after tethering this bracket to the exhaust system with some wire. My car has died completely while driving twice and glitches out when using electrical components (brights, blinker, windows). I checked to see if the tubing was touching the exhaust system but it is not. I also cannot find where this bracket is supposed to be screwed in. Looks like the screws have rusted off. Any idea on how to fix this issue?

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    thecardoc3thecardoc3 Member Posts: 5,771
    That bracket and harness would have nothing to do with the rest of the car losing power. That is a heat shield for the exhaust and the wire appears to be for the downstream O2 sensor, which if it grounded the worst that would happen is it might blow a fuse for the heater circuit.

    How frequently does the loss of power happen? When it happens how long does it take for power to come back on? Could you make a short list of things that stop working as well as anything that continues to operate and share it here?
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    davidgrayson999davidgrayson999 Member Posts: 6
    It sounds like the issue with your car's electrical system could be related to the bracket that was tethered to the exhaust system with wire. When an electrical component is glitching or the car dies while driving, it could be a sign of a short circuit or damaged wiring.
    One possibility is that the wire used to tether the bracket may have damaged some of the electrical wiring or components in the car, causing the issues you're experiencing. If this is the case, the damaged wiring or components will need to be identified and replaced or repaired.
    As for the missing screws on the bracket, you may be able to find replacement screws at an auto parts store or online. Once you have the replacement screws, you can try to reinstall the bracket in its proper location to prevent it from rattling or causing any further damage.
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