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Old 14 Jan 2013, 08:45 pm
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Hey guys. I recently noticed when I am driving at night with my headlights when I apply the breaks or use my turn signal it dims. Thanks for your help
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Old 14 Jan 2013, 09:25 pm
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My 09 does the same thing. On mine it's the battery. I am replacing it tomorrow. I would check all your cables and make sure they are clean and connected well. I would also have the battery checked.
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As Ray said. Make sure you check all the cable connections. Not just at the battery.
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As Ray said. Make sure you check all the cable connections. Not just at the battery.
Well I am running a 1,000 watt amp with HID headlights and an aftermarket alarm and horn. Would adding a compositor for my amp help balance out the amount of energy I'm using?
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Well I am running a 1,000 watt amp with HID headlights and an aftermarket alarm and horn. Would adding a compositor for my amp help balance out the amount of energy I'm using?
And I'll bet the lights don't dim when amp is off??
Not sure a CAPACITOR will do it - you might need a stronger battery and alternator.
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Well I am running a 1,000 watt amp with HID headlights and an aftermarket alarm and horn. Would adding a compositor for my amp help balance out the amount of energy I'm using?
This would have been helpful info in your original post.
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I would do the big three if you haven't already and add a agm battery under your hood and one small one in the back next to your amp. And put a fuse between that rear batt and the amp. Anytime you run 1,000 watts or more it's time to start thinking about upgrading electrical and anytime you run more than 2,000 watts it's time to start thinking about upgrading your alt. Hope this helps some!
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