So I just barely bought a 2005 manual Ford Focus, ZX4.
It's been great for the past week until today. When taking a left turn in 1st gear, the RPMs shot up to about 5,000, and the car electronics turned off for a few and then back on. The engine was still running, I could still steer normally, but the RPM indicator didn't work anymore.
I thought giving it a rest might help, so I pulled over, opened the hood, and everything seemed okay. I got back in, and the next turn I took, the electronics freaked out again. Everything else kept working except the RPM indicator, so I got onto the freeway to get home. The RPM indicator worked just fine, and everything seemed back to normal.
Except now the headlights will not turn on. The small orange bulbs turn on, the fog lights turn on, the turn signals work just fine, its just the low beams that have stopped working.
I don't know what to do. Can the bulbs have been shorted? Do I just need new bulbs, or new fuses, or something entirely different?