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Old 05-21-2005, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been holding out on the voltage regulator, which has been the reccommended fix for the flickering lights. Yesterday, I was cleaning my trunk out and in the process I removed my battery. I noticed that the ground connection was painted. I knocked the paint off the nut and the flickering has stopped. Is it possible that somehow this was related to the flickering lights?
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its very possible, but the only way to know is too keep an eye on it, if the trend has somehow seemed to stop than id say you may have found your problem .
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I have been watching it, so far none of the old syptoms have appeared. Damn Gremlins!
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I had the same problem. I bought the voltage regulator because I thought that changing it would solve the issue. Turns out that when I removed the alternator I found that the alternator's ground cable was burnt. The original vr was fine but I replaced it anyway with the new one. I also changed the earth cable and now the lights are not flickering anymore.
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