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    hi all for a couple of weeks now ive had trouble with my headlights flickering, when driving they flicker loads and are quite dim on the road, when static the engine has a slight miss and when looking at the clock on the dash it goes dim then bright then dim, i think its a miss in the engine but dont know where to start to look
    dont know if this is common
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    maybe alternater (cant spell so dont tell me lol) is on its way out?? as not put enuff power in battery to run lights?? is it petrol or diesel??

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    its a 1.9 cdti. it had a new alternater this time last year, surley cant go again that quick? but it makes sense i might just check the connections thanks

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    just a quess m8 if im honest but try it get back to us

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    had a look at the connections to alternator they all seem to be tight, with an engine miss on a diesal what could it be because ive noticed its the whole electrics that seem to skip a beat, could it be a glow plug on the way out or a blocked injector? i dont know
    any help please

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    wouldnt be the glow plugs, theyre only used when starting the engine. personally i would check the battery is ok before going for the alternator, it may be at the end of its life. i am having a similar thing on my 2004 1.8 LS, lights all over the car dim when i turn the steering wheel, which is normal to some degree, but noticed it more recently. as for the misfire on a diesel, bit beyond my expertise, someone else on here should be able to help there. as for the dim headlights, you still using halogen bulbs? get yourself some HIDs, you wont regret the improvement.

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    It sounds liek your battery may be coming to the end of its life. When was it last changed?

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