haunted lights - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-07-2005, 12:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
NyteRyda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: san francisco, ca
Car:
Posts: 263
Photos:
NyteRyda is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to NyteRyda
haunted lights

hey everyone, wanted to know if anyone can help me solve my problem. Whenever my bass from my sub hits it causes my instrument panel lights to flicker. Can this be caused from a bad wire or something?
__________________
<img src='http://img224.exs.cx/img224/3479/nyte4cn.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
NyteRyda is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-07-2005, 09:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Car:
Posts: 668
Photos:
Montizzle is a glorious beacon of lightMontizzle is a glorious beacon of lightMontizzle is a glorious beacon of lightMontizzle is a glorious beacon of lightMontizzle is a glorious beacon of light
do your headlights dim and flicker too? what watt amp are you running? you may need to hook up a capacitor to help evenly distribute the power. i had a similar problem when hooking up my system
Montizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2005, 02:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
General Chaos
 
SpeedInfusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Plano, TX
Car: ///M3,Corolla
Posts: 13,803
Photos:
SpeedInfusion has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to SpeedInfusion
u might need a new alternator, our factory one is only 80 amp, u can upgrade to a higher amp...
__________________
SpeedInfusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2005, 03:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
BImmerN2B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Car:
Posts: 334
Photos:
BImmerN2B is an unknown quantity at this point
Hey infusion, Did you upgrade your alternator? I tried to get an answer to this but never had. Do you think the 140 amp found on other E36 cars could be installed on a 318i in place of the 80 amp?
BImmerN2B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2005, 03:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
General Chaos
 
SpeedInfusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Plano, TX
Car: ///M3,Corolla
Posts: 13,803
Photos:
SpeedInfusion has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to SpeedInfusion
no i havent upgraded yet but im highly considering it, even though my charge is fine, at idle my lights flicker...and all i have is some dde's and a alpine head unit...im thinking of 110 or 140 whatever i can find to be easier to drop in..is ur 318 obd1 or 2, basically wat year is ur car?
__________________
SpeedInfusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2005, 05:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
BImmerN2B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Car:
Posts: 334
Photos:
BImmerN2B is an unknown quantity at this point
It Is A 97 Obd Ii
BImmerN2B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2005, 06:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
General Chaos
 
SpeedInfusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Plano, TX
Car: ///M3,Corolla
Posts: 13,803
Photos:
SpeedInfusion has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to SpeedInfusion
sorry bro, from wat i gathered the 318i odb2 is stuck with 80 amp
__________________
SpeedInfusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2005, 09:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
BImmerN2B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Car:
Posts: 334
Photos:
BImmerN2B is an unknown quantity at this point
Ah F***
BImmerN2B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2005, 07:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Dudesky_E36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Car: Anthracite e39 530iA
Posts: 241
Photos:
Dudesky_E36 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Dudesky_E36
You just need a capacitor. When you go to buy one, they need to know what wattage your system is running, and they'll give you the right size.
__________________
Dudesky_E36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2005, 12:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
BImmerN2B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Car:
Posts: 334
Photos:
BImmerN2B is an unknown quantity at this point
Thanks for the info
BImmerN2B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2005, 02:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
quality
 
Delmarco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: NYC
Car: 2001 330i & 2011 550i
Posts: 7,254
Photos:
Delmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Upgrade your battery first, then alternator...since that is cheaper than alt. swap/upgrade.

but yeah your r at 80 amps bro...
__________________
Delmarco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2005, 02:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
BImmerN2B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Car:
Posts: 334
Photos:
BImmerN2B is an unknown quantity at this point
I upgraded already to the Optima Yellow top (Deep Cycle). I do know and understand that I have the 80 amper. But I always tried to see if I could change to the 140 amp that I have seen around for BMW. Just don't know if I could get it done because I cannot get an answer anywhere. used:
BImmerN2B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2005, 02:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
my car is red
 
94BMW325i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Newark, Delaware
Car: 94 325i, 84 325e
Posts: 5,747
Photos:
94BMW325i has much to be proud of94BMW325i has much to be proud of94BMW325i has much to be proud of94BMW325i has much to be proud of94BMW325i has much to be proud of94BMW325i has much to be proud of94BMW325i has much to be proud of94BMW325i has much to be proud of94BMW325i has much to be proud of94BMW325i has much to be proud of
Send a message via AIM to 94BMW325i Send a message via Yahoo to 94BMW325i
yeah my friend got a cap (capacitor) and it helped a lot. His subs would make the instrument panel flicker occassionally.
__________________


member and partial creator of pimpin the auto club
94BMW325i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2005, 03:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
quality
 
Delmarco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: NYC
Car: 2001 330i & 2011 550i
Posts: 7,254
Photos:
Delmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
you can do it!

I've seen them put 100,000 Amps of sound and power in a 10 amp $50 1984 Chevy Pinto on Pimp My Ride.
__________________
Delmarco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2005, 05:43 PM   #15 (permalink)
General Chaos
 
SpeedInfusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Plano, TX
Car: ///M3,Corolla
Posts: 13,803
Photos:
SpeedInfusion has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to SpeedInfusion
lol well bmw does have the 105 and 140 amp and even 120 ive seen but no go for 318 obd2
__________________
SpeedInfusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Side lights don't work (dipped and full beam do) - please help!! KILOCHARLIE 3-Series (E36) 5 09-17-2005 01:35 PM
fog lights vs. driving lights Silver4evr Bimmer Talk/Motorsports Talk 7 06-15-2004 11:16 AM
electrical of licence plate, rear side lights javieruz 3-Series (E21, E30) 1 03-14-2004 08:08 PM
Group Buy on e36 Euro crystal clear tail lights calm3 Classifieds Sell & Buy 13 04-26-2003 05:56 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:42 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.