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Old 07 Jan 2010, 10:34 pm
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Default Tried searching: Lights flicker at idle

Couldn't find any results, saw some for flickering on braking, etc.

Our 03 GT has developed a flickering when car is at idle. When car is off, all lights come on fine, full power (not dim). We have replaced the battery just about a year ago, so I don't believe it's that. When at idle, all lights and headlights flicker. But when you apply gas, lights do not flicker at all.

Sounds like an alternator to me but was hoping to get some more info before pulling the trigger on anything.
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Old 08 Jan 2010, 10:54 am
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Default Re: Tried searching: Lights flicker at idle

check your grounds. sounds like a chassis ground is loose or broken. most common one is the one on the passenger side of the hood.
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Default Re: Tried searching: Lights flicker at idle

Thanks for noting the grounds. I got a DMM just to check everything as you mentioned and noticed the negative terminal on the battery was pretty dirty. Cleaned it up and it appears the problem is solved, hopefully it's something as simple as that.
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