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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-01-2001, 07:55 PM
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flickering dash lights

This evening i was driving home and a few of my dash lights started to flicker on and off. I did a search for "dash lights" and saw someone had posted a question about the same exact thing. Some people suggested the alternator might be going but the person never did post back what the problem was for sure. By the way it was the sensor, battery, and brake lights. The seatbelt light came on when i first started it but went out like it was supposed to. Any ideas? Was it just the alternator? Thanks, NO_fly

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Re: flickering dash lights

Maybe your speaking of my post,but i dont know its been a while.I thinks mine is just a blown dimmer switch dial,the one that regulates the lights at the tach.I pulled my tach off and checked my circuit board and everything looked good.I cant even guess whats wrong with yours,Id just start following wires,check connections.

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Re: flickering dash lights

Like mudslide said, I think it is your dimmer switch, mine did that for a while and I had to hit the dash board for the lights to come on or stop flickering! Then one night, I hit it and never came back on! Found a dimmer switch at the junk yard for cheep (free) and put it in and worked fine! Also, the light bulbs were blown, so I took them out of the zuk in the junk yard and put them in mine, still working! Try that!

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Re: flickering dash lights

Hey NoFly, That exact thing happened to me about a week ago, can't explain it but those 3 same lights just flicker, but when I come to a stop they go out, when I start moving again they light back up, must be a short in the system, Lance

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Re: flickering dash lights

I had the headlights themselves actually flickered and I was told to clean the grounds on the firewall and install a ground strap from the frame to the body. I have done the cleaning part and that worked for me. I plan to do the strap when the weathers a little warmer. Jim

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Re: flickering dash lights

yeah kxracer, thats exactly what mine are doing. everyting else seems to be working alright though, guess i'll just drive it like this for a while and see what happens. I don't think its the dimmer switch because its not the lights that let you see the speedo its the dummy lights that flash on and off.

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