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 Post subject: dash lighting flickering
Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:30 pm 
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i have a el fairmont ghia,
when i have the dash lights on (ie cluster lights) they flicker brighter and duller, even all the way off..
its annoying as hell.. is this a common problem?

i havent investigated it yet but a place to start would be appreciated.

its all the lighting that comes on inside the car with the parkers on, however the healights are not affected.


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Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:34 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: dash lighting flickering
Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:10 pm 
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mitchg911 wrote:
its all the lighting that comes on inside the car with the parkers on, however the healights are not affected.

Is Courtesy lighting affected ???
So is this just the cluster or is switch lighting, like the antenna, demister switch affected as well ??
Do the LCD screens (odo, climate, TC) do same???

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:14 pm 
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otherwise loose connection maybe grounding out somewhere?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:42 pm 
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have a look at your earth to the car as it might need cleainging or a better earth strap.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:15 pm 
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im not sure about the courtesy lights, not that ive noticed.. all the button lighting is affected aswell ie antenna, demister, climate control, trip comp..

the earths should be all fine, ive relocated the battery and in the process made a heap of new heavy duty earths,
(battery was moved long before this problem surfaced)

ill have to investigate. cheers guys

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:04 pm 
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lighting now doesnt work at all. :(
any ideas?
(please nobody say fuse..


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Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:09 pm 
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I'd be more inclined to say the dimming circuit in the BEM, a dry joint may give you these symptoms.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:21 pm 
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Since all the items being controlled by the dimmer are affected - that's a fair call.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:21 pm 
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i didnt think of that.. will investigate. thanks for the idea

 

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