2007 Matrix Base Dashboard lights flickering fast while making clicking sound
I just purchased a 2007 Matrix today as my daughter totaled her 1998 camry and is starting a new job Monday so I am having her use my 1997 Camry with 250,000 miles on which I would drive anywhere.
I purchased it from a very small dealer. Driving it this evening, I noticed the dashboard lights seemed to dim as I hit bumps in the road. then I noticed the clock lights started flickering, getting brighter and dimmer very fast as I heard a clicking sound, sounding almost like an electrical short. We thought the sound may have been coming from the glove compartment area. I was afraid of an electrical fire starting. Any idea of what this could be? I purchased it from a very small dealer with a good reputation. He usually only has about 5 cars on his lot at a time. I searched for this problem online and nothing comes up. We were under such stress to get a car by today as we live in a small town, no buses and my daughters job is 45 minutes away. I'm hoping it's nothing major. I'm thinking the dealer probably wont do anything about it, but I will call and ask. I do have a video but it didn't catch it at its worst point. It doesn't do it constantly. Oh also, the air conditioning lights or lights around there would go out, then I'd hit the dash and they'd come back on. Any advise is greatly appreciated. Thank you.