Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22

pulsing lights

This is a discussion on pulsing lights within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I hardly ever use my headlights (once every few months). This morning I noticed while driving to work that my ...

  1. #1
    TA Nut BlackTAWS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Waco, TX
    Age
    36
    Posts
    136

    Black
    2002 Trans Am WS6

    pulsing lights

    I hardly ever use my headlights (once every few months). This morning I noticed while driving to work that my lights were pulsating. They weren't completely turning off/on but they were getting slightly dimmer, constantly. It was doing this while I was going 70ish mph. Not so noticeable while at a stop light.

    Anybody know whats causing this???


    Thanks,
    2002 WS6 M6, SLP Intake, MAF, Strut Tower Brace, Borla Exhaust.

    Billy J.

  2. #2
    That guy thearborbarber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SoDak
    Posts
    892

    White over Red
    1991 Suburban

    Some of the diodes have croaked in the alternator.

  3. #3
    TA Nut BlackTAWS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Waco, TX
    Age
    36
    Posts
    136

    Black
    2002 Trans Am WS6

    so, does that mean my alternator is going out soon?

  4. #4
    old timer blue02Z's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Texas
    Age
    31
    Posts
    3,805

    Navy Blue Metallic
    2002 Z28

    well if he is correct than yes. alternators have rectifying diodes in them to convert ac to dc voltage

  5. #5
    TA Nut BlackTAWS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Waco, TX
    Age
    36
    Posts
    136

    Black
    2002 Trans Am WS6

    sucks then. what kind of replacement should i get? should i just go to autozone and get an oe replacement or upgrade? if upgrade what kind? would rather replace before it leaves me stranded one day.

  6. #6
    ʢ ൧ ൨ ൩ ൪ ൫ ൬ ൭ ൮Ր Ց Ւ Փ Smittro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    9,965

    White
    2008 Hummer H3

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackTAWS6 View Post
    sucks then. what kind of replacement should i get? should i just go to autozone and get an oe replacement or upgrade? if upgrade what kind? would rather replace before it leaves me stranded one day.
    Stay away from remanned units.. Buy a new one.. Just my .o2.. I think there's a write up floating around were a truck alt was used as an upgrade.. Good luck..
    :\Users\Steven\Pictures\d6ftg5nh.gif


    Suggestion: If you are particularly irritated by another member's posting habits and are constantly fighting the urge to flame them, you can click on that person's profile, and select "Add to ignore list." This will make that person's posts invisible to you.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    76

    Black
    1998 Trans Am

    My 98 has done this intermittantly since I bought it with 19,000 miles on it 10 years ago. Still does it to this day, But it's only once and a while.

  8. #8
    Member 20ws6speed01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Winston,OR
    Posts
    272

    blue
    2001 WS6

    have ur battery & charging system tested...maybe a parts store can do it ??

  9. #9
    TA Nut BlackTAWS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Waco, TX
    Age
    36
    Posts
    136

    Black
    2002 Trans Am WS6

    will have someone check it out.

    battery is about a year old so I would "Hope" that it is okay still. but would rather it be the battery because its still under the warranty.

    but would it even be the battery? oh well, i'll just have them both tested.

  10. #10
    Senior Member 2001camaroSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Greenwood, IN
    Posts
    3,508

    Light Pewter Metallic
    2001 Camaro SS

    i am assuming you don't have a crazy stereo in the trunk or anything right?
    2012 Regal GS

    2004 Cadillac CTS-V (Sold)
    2001 Camaro SS (Sold)
    1999 Camaro Z28 (Sold)

  11. #11
    TA Nut BlackTAWS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Waco, TX
    Age
    36
    Posts
    136

    Black
    2002 Trans Am WS6

    lord no. i hardly ever even turn the radio on.

  12. #12
    Moderator Cutlass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    6,996

    1999 Formula WS6 M6-sold
    2001 Silverado Z71

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackTAWS6 View Post
    but would it even be the battery? oh well, i'll just have them both tested.
    no it can't be the battery. Definitely sounds like alt

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    1,621

    silver
    2000 formula

    upgrade to a truck alt !!!!

  14. #14
    TA Nut BlackTAWS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Waco, TX
    Age
    36
    Posts
    136

    Black
    2002 Trans Am WS6

    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    upgrade to a truck alt !!!!
    any recommendations?

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    1,621

    silver
    2000 formula


  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    1,621

    silver
    2000 formula

    new or used......how much can your wallet stand?

  17. #17
    TA Nut BlackTAWS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Waco, TX
    Age
    36
    Posts
    136

    Black
    2002 Trans Am WS6

    wallet can handle it. what would be an advantage of upgrading? I dont really run a big stereo inside so I'm not sure if an upgrade is needed. ??? If upgrade meant it would last longer then that would be cool.

  18. #18
    Moderator Cutlass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    6,996

    1999 Formula WS6 M6-sold
    2001 Silverado Z71

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackTAWS6 View Post
    wallet can handle it. what would be an advantage of upgrading? I dont really run a big stereo inside so I'm not sure if an upgrade is needed. ??? If upgrade meant it would last longer then that would be cool.
    Upgrades are always cool, but it sounds like a stock replacement would suite you just fine then. Its up to you.

  19. #19
    TA Nut BlackTAWS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Waco, TX
    Age
    36
    Posts
    136

    Black
    2002 Trans Am WS6

    would the an "upgraded," rather from a truck or not, last longer?

  20. #20
    Moderator Cutlass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    6,996

    1999 Formula WS6 M6-sold
    2001 Silverado Z71

    as far as I know, longevity isn't a big issue with the stock LS1 alternator, so I would say no. The truck "upgrade" has more to do with its increased amp output.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-19-2014, 06:01 PM
  2. Pulsing Transmission
    By nichoLaS1 in forum Manual Transmission
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-19-2010, 12:47 PM
  3. Pulsing Lights/Headlights
    By CamaroCrazyChris in forum General Help
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 06-28-2009, 06:06 PM
  4. Tinted Turn Signals, Rear Lights, Bumper Lights
    By BADASS2000SS in forum Camaro / SS
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 02-19-2009, 02:10 AM
  5. Pulsing Headlights/Lights fixed!!!!!
    By CamaroCrazyChris in forum General Help
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-05-2005, 07:06 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •