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    was sat on my drive this morning and noticed the headlights was flickering.

    im parked within a couple of feet of a wall and could clearly see the lights flickering around the outside of the beam and also flickering brightness??

    is this normal??

    or suspecting battery/alternator??

    car is 07 CDTI elite estate WITHOUT xenons

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    Quote Originally Posted by dog View Post
    was sat on my drive this morning and noticed the headlights was flickering.

    im parked within a couple of feet of a wall and could clearly see the lights flickering around the outside of the beam and also flickering brightness??

    is this normal??

    or suspecting battery/alternator??

    car is 07 CDTI elite estate WITHOUT xenons
    yes its normal, if you rev it they should stop flickering, tick over is not enough charge to do the job, mines been doing it for years, so have a lot of lads on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dog View Post
    was sat on my drive this morning and noticed the headlights was flickering.

    im parked within a couple of feet of a wall and could clearly see the lights flickering around the outside of the beam and also flickering brightness??

    is this normal??

    or suspecting battery/alternator??

    car is 07 CDTI elite estate WITHOUT xenons
    Yep my 08 SRi Estate does it at low revs. You just get used to it!!

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    could be overcharging. Get it checked.

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    my 08 SRI CDTI hatch has never done it.

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    my 07 cdti 120 does it as well,had everything checked out when aux belt tensioner was being fitted at stealers and nothing was showing bad anywhere.

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    my 05 elite does it also!!

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    the flickering is generally noticable when your turning the steering wheel whilst stationary as the electronic PAS system takes massive amounts of load/power to run - this makes it noticable ... as others have said once revs are higher and the car is moving you have additional current generation and it doesnt happen .... if you had the older radio display on the car you could also see this flicker at the same time as the headlights

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    Quote Originally Posted by dog View Post
    was sat on my drive this morning and noticed the headlights was flickering.

    im parked within a couple of feet of a wall and could clearly see the lights flickering around the outside of the beam and also flickering brightness??

    is this normal??

    or suspecting battery/alternator??

    car is 07 CDTI elite estate WITHOUT xenons

    This might be a different fault but I had the same on my 3.2V6 but I also noticed it got worse over time and the car wasn't idling great in gear with the brake on - was a really simple fix - just had to clean out the inlet manifold butterfly valve with some carby cleaner....I think there is a "how to" on this site.

    Has never done it since

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