PT Cruiser Forum  

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > Tech & Performance Forum

PT Cruiser Forum

Flickering Headlights

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 22 Oct 2012, 07:11 am
Fresh Cruiser
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 31
Default Flickering Headlights

The headlights on my 03 have been starting to flicker & I've noticed that the car stumbles a bit at idle if I run the air conditioner.

We bought the car a few months ago with a bad tranny. Had the tranny replaced and had the alternator replaced at the same time
as the shop told me they noticed a ripple in it's output. Since you have to remove an axle to get the alt in/out. Figured now's the time.

The car had been running fine up until about three weeks ago or so. Car still runs fine, just seems to have issues when taxed electrically.

We bought the car from the original owners and noticed when looking through all the receipts, that the battery was last replaced in 08
which means it's due.

I was wondering if the Crusier's electrical system is regulated internally or externally to the alternator?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 22 Oct 2012, 07:55 am
Busted_PT's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Beckley, W.V.
Posts: 13,900
Default Re: Flickering Headlights

One thing that might need to check is the connections on the cables. There is a big junckstion for the ground after you remove the air cleaner box.
Also check that the fan runs on both speeds.

03 Dream stock___________________________ 04 Touring turbo lite stock_________ 02 Touring stock_____________________ The "Three Amigos"
__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ___________Performance, Body and Service, OEM

This Is my project page.

This is a great read from one of our own! Badglas
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
lights flickering cookieman18 General PT Cruiser Discussions 19 27 Nov 2016 10:01 pm
H.I.D flickering blown05gt Tech & Performance Forum 0 17 Apr 2011 09:20 pm
Flickering lights dom92 General PT Cruiser Discussions 2 01 Mar 2011 06:58 pm
Flickering lights again white General PT Cruiser Discussions 1 02 Mar 2009 04:00 pm
Headlights flickering when brakes depressed? TripleJackInGA General PT Cruiser Discussions 3 12 Jul 2003 06:52 pm

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:59 pm.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.