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    Engine : 1.9 CDTI 150BHP

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    Guys,

    Noticed my headlights have started to flicker very slightly and also the reversing lights dim when you turn the steering wheel which I believe is due to the current draw from the steering pump. Would this be a battery issue or the regulator/rectifier starting to break down in the alternator and pass some AC voltage. There is no battery light on the instrument panel when the car is running.

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    do your headlights flicker when on full lock?

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    If you increase the revs does the flickering go ?

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    If it's just a slight flicker then it's quite normal - due, as you say, to the current draw of the power steering.

    Could it be that you've just never noticed it before?

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    It could well be the battery dying, or just dirty connections on the battery terminals.
    When I replaced my battery for a much bigger one last year the flickering reduced and I hardly notice it now.

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    Tony, the flickering will reduce as the bigger battery will help to smooth out the current demands of the steering.

    If you fitted a smaller battery, the flickering would get worse.

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    Hi,

    My Vectra C - 120 BHP- year 2005 - 191.00 km, does exact the same, but the beams doesnt flicker when the engine is not running and the lights are on- My OPEL dealer installed a year ago a new dynamo -
    I also find the H7 beams not very powerfull-

    Greetz Jack

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    Guys,

    They headlights flicker when the car is stationary and the steering wheel not being moved. A failing battery it well maybe, checked the voltage today without starting the car and it was 12.1volts. This could also be linked to my alarm going off for no reason.
    What would be the best size battery to get ?
    Last edited by wheelspin; 23rd March 2013 at 23:56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelspin View Post
    Guys,
    What would be the best size battery to get ?
    I recently replaced mine with a 80AH battery with 800 cold cranking amps.

    Original thread ,http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...tery-Type-Size

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