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+61404532026, 11:02 AM

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any help would be awesome. My headlights flicker all the time. It does not matter what is going on.

I want to replace the headlight with projector types so I can get HIDs. But I need to fix this flickering problem first.

Any ideas?

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+61404532026, 06:59 PM

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What year and model vehicle are you working on?

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+61404532026, 07:06 PM

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probably a bad ELD…

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+61404532026, 07:30 PM

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its a 03 accord coupe v6 .. I replaced the ground going to the battery. I am going to replace the ground off the tranny and then the ground off the engine mount.

I had the alternator tested and it tested good

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+61404532026, 07:35 PM

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Are both headlights having the same problem? Do you have a volt meter or test light?

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+61404532026, 07:57 PM

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I just got a volt meter. I will test that as soon as i can.

I did notice it is all the lights on the exterior of car that flicker. I replaced my license plate lights with LED’s and they now flicker

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+61404532026, 08:40 PM

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Was any work done on the car right before they started flickering?

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+61404532026, 09:45 PM

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no there was not. I let the car run for 30 minutes with the volt meter hooked up to the battery the whole time. When I first started it the lights flickered and the volts were +61404532026. The volt eventually went down to 14.7 and the flickering stopped. The fan kicked on a few times and the volts dropped to 13.5 and the lights flickered, as soon as the volts went back up to 14.7 the lights were fine.

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+61404532026, 09:15 AM

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If the issue happened right after you put LED license bulbs in, try swapping out for the originals and see if the problem goes away.

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this issue has been going on for a while. way before I installed LED plate lights. I am going to try the ELD bypass. I am going to get a 820 ohm resistor and bypass the ELD and see what happens. Otherwise I think I have a bad alternator




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