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    hi just noticed today that while driving my car in the day my dash lights were flickering while reving the car
    then at night i noticed that my headlights were also flickering
    could this be an alternator problem
    thanks

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    Maybe , check your battery terminals are not loose as well.

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    Was it only doing it when you turned the steering wheel?

    If so, then nothing is wrong. The electric PAS pump draws a lot of juice from the electrical system.

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    checked battery terminals they are tight

    its doing it all the time even when stationary

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    have got the same problem been to the garage 3 times
    dont think there is a fix
    just a design fault i think

    the is a old post some where on the forum mate might help you

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    FIXED

    it was the 13mm high tension charging connection on the back of the alternator
    i had to disconnect it then sand it with wet and dry the reconnect
    now no flickering lights at all even when steering
    also it has fixed a problem i had with juddering engine at low revs which seemed like a misfire thought it was egr that i had recently cleaned now it runs fine
    saved me a small fortune for 10mins work and a piece of sand paper

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    result nice one

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    Quote Originally Posted by in7ox View Post
    saved me a small fortune for 10mins work and a piece of sand paper
    Did you put some petrolium jelly, or some other electrical protectant on the terminals afterwards to prevent future corrosion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    Did you put some petrolium jelly, or some other electrical protectant on the terminals afterwards to prevent future corrosion?
    no m8 but thanks for the tip

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    May try this fix as my display pulses .. could be my 'Animal Magnetism' ....

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