Headlights intermittent on 1997 Crown Vic
I purchased a 1997 Crown Victoria ex-police car 2 weeks ago, last Friday
night I was driving after dark when my headlights started flickering on
and off in particular sequence. I have checked it out since then and have
determined that the parking light circuit is O.K. I also can hold the directional
lever back in the "flash" position with the parking lights on and headlights
come on and stay on. When I turn the switch to the running light position,
with either the high or low beams on the lights start flickering on and off
and there is a considerable draw on the alternator, (my taillights dim). I
also can hear the 18 amp circuit breaker "popping" on and off. What might
my problem be? Does anyone have any suggestions on to test the light
switch and the dimmer to see if these are the problem?
Thanks for your time.