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#1 (permalink) Old 06-03-2006, 11:37 AM
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Fade in and Out of exterior and interior lights

Hello
I hope this isnt a repost but heres my problem:

On my 1992 E36 318i the headlights, tail lights, and interior LED lights (Temp, Clock, Odometer) all seem to do a fade in fade out at a steady rate almost every time im in the car ( but only when the headlights are on) it does not coencide with the acceleration of the car (weather i am at 5 RPM or 2k rpm it does not speed up or slow down)
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First guess would be dying alternator or battery...do you have a high performance sound system?



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its most likely the alternator... u might wanna get that checked out...

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do what cruzin said soon or you'll il-repairably damage your battery (wear it out). Your car's electronics don't like voltage fluctuations either.

alternator/alternator's voltage regulator/battery.


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