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    I have a 07 Vectra - when engine idling headlights flicker when steering is moved. I've heard that this is due to some sort of electrical fault with a voltage regulator - has anyone else come across this and what is the solution?

    Ultimately as car will be taken to dealer as its still under warranty .

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    I don,t think it is a fault, the power stering is an eletro/hydrolic set up, and the extra "drain" on the electrical system cause,s the lights to go dimm, I am sure they all do it. I notice the muli function display on the dash board dim on my Vectra when I move the steering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sig63 View Post
    Thanks - tried looking for info on site but couldn't find anything - still finding my way around !

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    Yep, they are flickering awful!

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    Mines always done it too, "they all do it sir"

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    Won't hurt to go report it just incase the alternator is weak.

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    Have you got Xenon lights? If you have its the first sign that the ballasts are going.

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    Think they are Xenon - but hardly used only done 5k miles - will get alternator checked soon as car has to go in soon as its just started dropping oil on drive !

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    Not on your spec they wont be, go get it checked anyway they will test the alternator and battery for you.

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