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Flickering head light NC Fairlane 5.0

Has any one got any idea what could be the cause of this problem. Have had the alt checked and its fine have also checked all of the earths and they seam to be fine any help would be great.

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Re: Flickering head light NC Fairlane 5.0

I had a similar thing happening on the EB. Turned out it was the bulb starting to go. Try replacing it.

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I should have said that all of the lights flicker, That was the first thing i did change the head lioght globes but no differance
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Sounds like a relay problem to me. Check their earths first or try replacing them completely. Try listening for the relay making the clicking noise when it happens.

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Is it flickering when youre driving or when its parked?

If its when you're driving, check your headlight adjustment (need an AIS to do this properly, cos if its bad enough and you find a prick of a cop you will be defected for it), and also make very sure that the bulb is sitting properly in the holder, and that the holder isnt wobbling round either.

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Is it flickering when youre driving or when its parked?

If its when you're driving, check your headlight adjustment (need an AIS to do this properly, cos if its bad enough and you find a prick of a cop you will be defected for it), and also make very sure that the bulb is sitting properly in the holder, and that the holder isnt wobbling round either.
Ones the revs pick up the flickering isnt as bad but slightly noticable it just gives me the S#@ts because i have done all the normal tests even the guys at work are at an end with it. I have heard that the alt can course the same problem but as i have had that recod and checked again i can not work it out.
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Know your problem, all the lights including the dash, as the revs pick up the flashing speeds up so you can't notice it (like having your own disco at the traffic lights).

Don't have a solution but if you find one let me know. One guy wanted to adjust the idle speed to 2k to fix the problem. Needless to say it wasn't done.

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had a problem like that, check that your globes are not too powerful that the rated ones for your car and then change your head light circuit breaker.

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Re: Flickering head light NC Fairlane 5.0

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Has any one got any idea what could be the cause of this problem. Have had the alt checked and its fine have also checked all of the earths and they seam to be fine any help would be great.
maybe u have a short in the wiring and the high current draw is making the circuit breakers opening and closing.

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Re: Flickering head light NC Fairlane 5.0

Check the charge wire onthe back of the alt is still ok. They tend to get hot and after time literally melt off. I replaced mine with a starter cable. The stock cable is simply too light for the job. It may not be your probem but its something else to check.

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