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    the gid dims when i turn the steering wheel.

    the fan also slows down slightly too?

    what can be the cause of this.

    al.

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    Is this on tickover?

    I beleve the power steering is electrically assisted and causing a power drain??

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    yeah its usually on tick over but i dont think it should dim as much as it is.

    also it slows the fan down so somethings not right.

    iv just put a brand new 100ah battery on so i know thats ok.

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    Its normal from what I have read, my headlights flicker on tick over when I turn the sterring wheel.

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    steering box uses about 60amps so i have been told so to me this is quite normal for a little flickering so to speak, have you had the alternator tested ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ditchp View Post
    have you had the alternator tested ??
    not yet but it does charge the battery well..

    i think il put it down to a common fault with the looks of it.

    thanks all.

    al.

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    More notable if you have the dimmer turned down a bit too.

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