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Help! After charging the battery on my 1998 Cadillac Seville the display is blank. There is a clicking sound coming from the dashboard. The car drives but there is zero illumination. After turning the car off the clicking has continued and the battery has been drained. I have charged the battery before without this happening. I have checked the fuses but cannot locate the problem. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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sounds like a sticking relay - POSSIBLY from sudden power surges -

try disconnecting the battery -
THEN charge the battery -
THEN reconnect the battery -
 

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Thank you for the quick response. I will do that today and hopefully have it working this evening. I was thinking the power surge blew a fuse but that wouldn't cause the clicking sound. Thanks again.
 

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sounds like a sticking relay - POSSIBLY from sudden power surges -

try disconnecting the battery -
THEN charge the battery -
THEN reconnect the battery -
Thank you for your suggestion. You were right about the sticking relay under the dashboard. I followed you advice by disconnecting the cable and charging the battery. When I started the car the display panel came to life.

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Thank you for your suggestion. You were right about the sticking relay under the dashboard. I followed you advice by disconnecting the cable and charging the battery. When I started the car the display panel came to life.

Thanks again
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always happy to hear a quick and simple FIX took care of the problem
 
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