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    Default Bad earth

    Do all vec c's suffer from bad earth syndrum as my gid and lights go dim every time i turn the steering wheel ive even tried the earth strap mod that was money wasted does'nt work

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    not a bad earth per-se it's common on all, due to the ps pump iirc.

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    As above... the power steering uses a lot of power

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    The power steering pump draws 60 amps (i think). All Vectra's will dim the lights a little when you turn.

    Don't worry

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    Agreed with the EHPS (electro-hydraulic power steering).
    On full lock it drags a huge current from the battery...

    if you think the dimming is excessive, then is your battery okay?

    If it is getting old, it may be struggling to cope with all the electrics draining the power at this time of year, and the really cold weather puts more strain on it.

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    Default Bad earth

    Cheers chaps that has cleared a few things up for me

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