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This is a discussion on flickering lights within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; hey guys sometimes when i turn on my car, most notably in the night my lights flicker and at the ...

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    hey guys sometimes when i turn on my car, most notably in the night my lights flicker and at the same time my volts gadge flickers. could it be my alternator or something else in the system that faulty?

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    AIR pump kicking on most likely...

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    i dont think its normal though or is it? i was just wondering cause its happend ever since i bought it a year and a half ago. does that happend to urs?

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    it did until I took the bastard out. Have someone start your car and go stick your head beside the drivers side headlight area.

    Check near end of video. pay attention to tail lights..

    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...deoid=28655236

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    yeah but i cant do that cause im in cali dude, im refering to remove the air pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricefordiner View Post
    yeah but i cant do that cause im in cali dude, im refering to remove the air pump.
    I know this, Its a normal thing. Its there for a reason

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    Could be your alternator's internal voltage regulator is not working exactly right. (fix is new alt if so) A bad diode in the alternator can cause this also.

    Also, if your battery is almost dead or weak, it won't help to stabilize the natural peaks/valleys of the electrical system.

    I'd go somewhere and have them checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    I know this, Its a normal thing. Its there for a reason
    o ok lol it was like 2 or three in the morn wen i posted it so i must of just sleeptypin and not paying attention on what i was typing. thanks for the suggestions! ima go get that chekd out as soon as i can.

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    mine did the same. Alternator took care of it.

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    Mine has done this for years. I first noticed it in 2004-2005. I have put about 30000 miles on it since then and no trouble other than being irritated by the flickering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricefordiner View Post
    hey guys sometimes when i turn on my car, most notably in the night my lights flicker and at the same time my volts gadge flickers. could it be my alternator or something else in the system that faulty?
    I was having the same problem with all of my lights flickering. I just installed a new ALT and no more flickering.

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