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    Default Steering affecting car electrics??

    I've noticed that when I turn the steering wheel, the lights both interior and exterior dim very slightly. Also the interior fan will slow down slightly whilst the wheel is being turned as well.

    Has anyone got an idea whats wrong?

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    You doing this while staionary??

    if so.. tha's normal! your just putting a lil extra strain on the power!

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    The power steering pump is draining some of the power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caterman View Post
    The power steering pump is draining some of the power.

    correct

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    Thanks guys. It does only happen when stationary or going very slowly.

    I've not noticed it happening when I'm moving.

    The pump can be heard whining aswell when full lock is on. Is that normal?

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    Perfectly normal matey as the power steering is electrical not hydraulic like on older Vauxhalls.


    Snowman, you got your ears on?

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    thanks!

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