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Why is the instrument display of my 2015 Mitsubishi ASX loosing power?

Asked by Graham

Has anyone had a problem with relay R17 clicking intermittently causing DRLs to flicker and power being lost to parts of the instrument display? My car is a 2015 Mitsubishi ASX.

Answered by CarsGuide

14 Oct 2020 David Morley

Your problem may be related to a relay, but the usual cause of flickering DRLs and dashboard lighting (the LED type) is a faulty capacitor within the vehicle’s wiring loom. A faulty capacitor will deliver an unstable (fluctuating rather than steady) voltage to the LEDs and that’s what causes them to flicker.

Some owners choose to add an aftermarket section of wiring loom with a capacitor within it, but I’d first try to find the offending component in the car’s existing wiring and tackle the problem that way.

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