Hi, all! I'm new! Some issues I've been having with my baby led me here.
Brief History: Around Nov of last year, I noticed a bad smell coming from the car after I drove it. The middle console where the screen/ radio sits near my leg also seemed to be getting hot. I took it to Autozone and found the battery to be badly damaged & replaced the battery. I also had the wastegate manifold of the turbo fixed earlier this year after getting an check engine light.
Now it seems like the issue is the battery again?
The radio & screen are constantly turning off and on. I'm getting messages about "anti-theft" "service stability track" and "open and close driver window" upon starting the car, as well as flashing of many lights on the dashboard. A few of the last times I drove it, the power steering had an issue (steering wheel locking for 1-2 secs) as well. I haven't seemed to have a problem with interior or exterior lights. It started needing a jump to turn on/ dying as soon as it was parked. I took it to AutoZone to have the battery checked. I was told no issues on battery or alternator...
Not sure if this is battery? alternator? PCM? Faulty wires?? Please help. Any advice is appreciated!