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Old 06-27-2013, 09:30 AM   #1
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Fusebox upgrade??

I need to ask simply because I'm no guru when it comes to the auto's overall electrical/performance. My attempts have been minor electrical for simple mod purposes- switching to led on hvac, etc.). I'm also well aware how entropy is ever present and will eventually strike my little hatchback with full force. That said: I own a 2002 Ford Focus ZX3 with just under 40K miles (the car was barely used, especially with a "primary" car in use). With recent simple mods like replacing the gauge bulbs with LEDs and the like, I've noticed some loss in power, such as the milage reading flickering only when I turn on all the park lights.
Someone commented (to me) about possibly upgrading the fusebox in order to supply proper voltage to such an older vehicle.

Does this make sense and if so, how would one go about it?

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Old 06-27-2013, 10:33 AM   #2
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Does this only happen at idle? Does it happen when driving? If it only happens at idle I would check your alternator as you could have a bad voltage regulator or your idle speed may be too low.
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do your exterior lights dim or "pulse" as well? Could be alternator or alternator harness.
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