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Old 05-18-2005, 03:23 AM   #1
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Question flickering lights

BY this time does any body have a solution for the flickering lights problem that actually worked for them? I know its a minor thing specially since my car runs really well . but it bugs the shite out of me.


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Old 05-18-2005, 09:30 AM   #2
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aftermarket tune, ground wire kit
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I've got that Ground Wire kit, and it didn't do much, but I heard the tune is sure to wipe it out...
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I got the tune first, then the ground kit. I don't see any flicker at all
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Svtf alternator is not strong enough. electrical system pulls to many amps. turning your acc off will cut down on the flickering of the insturment panel, turning off fog lights cuts down flicker. this is how we know the electrical system is pulling to many amps. stronger alt would fix this.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:18 PM   #6
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Svtf alternator is not strong enough. electrical system pulls to many amps. turning your acc of will cut on the flicker, turning off fogs cuts flicker. this is how we know the electrical system is pulling many amps. stronger alt would fix this.
This is correct. Someone on FJ (I think) has swapped out the stock alternator for an aftermarket piece. No more flicker. Seems to be an issue with the voltage regulator, although it still operates withing spec. Nice job Ford.
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man i know the svt for a fact pull to much amp y would ford not put a good one in there
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Well, I had the flickering lights until I upgraded my alternater (200 amp) and 1/0 wire on the primary 3 wires under the hood.
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Thanks for the info! im going to try a ground kit , i already have the tune and though it fixed alot of other issues it didnt stop the flickering lights.thanx !
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i was thinking about upgrading my altornator as well, which brand did you buy? and was it brand new or the rebuilt units? also what does 1/0 mean?
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