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Old 02-16-2014, 02:56 PM   #1
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Lights flicker

04 focus se
Can someone please tell me or show me pics of the location for the ground wires for my lights (all: headlights, dash lights, interior). They are flickering when at idle but when I give it gas they are ok. I changed the battery because it was dead and it wasn't the problem. Had the alternator checked and it was fine. What else? I'm stuck..
The lights don't do anything but a light flicker and it's annoying because you can really notice it at night....
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Old 02-16-2014, 02:57 PM   #2
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The reason I want to know where the grounds are located are so I can make sure they are tightened down securely and not loose.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:30 PM   #3
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I would recheck the alternator GROUND STRAP. Tha is a bit which eventually rots away if the car ever saw salt. Either from beach or mountains and snow. Only a few times with a smattering of salty water would be all that is needed to keep the ground strap slowly rotting away.
With enough corrosion it would be passing current but still be iffy at idle.
Worth a look.
Would be stuck on side of alternator to body of car.
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:14 AM   #4
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Would it be possible to post a pic of where the alternator ground strap is located? Or how to get to it. I have the 2.3 duratec engine...
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:46 PM   #5
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