Interior lights flickering and radio shuts off when clutch is fully pressed in along with a very strange noise

Asked by Jan 18, 2017 at 02:59 AM about the 2000 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I recently got a 2000 mercury cougar
for an amazing price it's in perfect
condition other than one problem and I can
not for the life of me figure out what it is.
The car idles fine and I can put the clutch
most of the way down, but when I put the
clutch down as far as it can possibly go,
the dash lights start flickering, the radio
shuts off, and I can hear a very loud
pulsing buzzing noise coming from the
engine (or something in that area) I know a
lot of people who are pretty into cars and
know pretty much about them but no one
who I've talked to has ever heard of
anything like this happening or has any
clue what it might be.

1 Answer

775

See if the pedal touches any wires/connectors. Sometimes the interior lights and the radio are on the same fuse, so I guess it's just a simple wire that is worn/cut or touched by the pedal, under the dash. The buzzing from the engine could be another problem (try to find out where is the sound coming from).

Your Answer

Mercury Cougar Experts

  • #1
    lisagayle
    Reputation
    2,200
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    800
  • #3
    Jessica Cornelison
    Reputation
    610
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
14 Great Deals out of 1,112 listings starting at $4,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
898 listings starting at $12,000
Used Pontiac Firebird
17 listings starting at $8,700
Used Ford F-150
643 Great Deals out of 12,617 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
561 listings starting at $4,450
Used Chevrolet Impala
181 Great Deals out of 1,098 listings starting at $996
Used Lincoln Continental
55 listings starting at $53,999
Used Mitsubishi Galant
6 listings starting at $2,777

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.