What causes everything on my dash board to light up and flicker then go out and come back on?

Asked by Jul 09, 2017 at 09:41 PM about the 2010 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

On my way home from work, my car dash starting acting weird.  Everything in
the dash would flicker on and off.  The AC stopped working and the window
wouldn't come down.  It's 107 degrees today.  The car never acted as if it was
going to stall and i made it home.  After turning it off, the car wouldn't start.  Any
idea what can be the problem?

2 Answers

I had it towed for repair and it turned out the cause was a bad alternator. I had it replaced and everything went back to normal.

2007 Camry - I had the same thing happen and my mechanic said it was the alternator as well. I had someone jump start the car and it run fine for about two weeks, but the flashing of the dashboard lights began happening again and the car would not start. The battery and starter were fine.

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