Ok so by now i realized that my ZX is a piece. But i love this car, so im keeping it. Well anyways my battery only charges intermittently (sp?), and i was thinking i either had a bad voltage regulator (it had been over-charging a little bit) or a bad alternator. But, then i had all my insturments and lights go out while i was driving. The engine kept running perfectly while the dash lights and radio went out. Also, not just the digital speedo and tach went out, the digital climate control and radio went out too. 5 or 6 seconds later everything came back on. This has happened 3 times. Could this be the alternator? It seems like something more. Anyways im geting tired of needing to be jumped and plugging my car in at night. Any suggestions?