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    Hope someone can help me ...... been out tonight and had all the lights on, then noticed when i pulled up on the drive that the headlights dimm / flicker when i turn the steering wheel .. thought it was my eyes at first but got the wife to check and all the lights flicker / dimmer when the wheels are turned.

    Anyone else had/have this problem.

    Also it doesn't change or get brighter when you apply the revs either like it should ..... poss alternator ????

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    Perfectly normal mate
    More info HERE
    HTH
    Last edited by BigP; 8th December 2007 at 23:37.

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    sounds like a poor earth to me, never noticed dimming & flickering lights myself. Check the main earth from the battery first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigP View Post
    Perfectly normal mate
    Never happened on my vectra "c" or any other car ive owned tbh.

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    Yeah, sorry mate, I meant perfectly normal on a Vectra/Signum. Just edited my other post and made it a bit more useful.

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    Our Vectra used to do exactly the same thing (for the 3 years we had it...)

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    Thanks BigP

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    No worries mate, bothered me to start with but hardly notice it now I'm used to it.

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    same mine does that to. what you think 2do then?

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    Yep, perfectly normal. The electric PAS motor zaps quite a bit of power out of the electrical system. More noticable at lower speeds because the alternator isn't compensating for the power drain.

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