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Flickering Headlights

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tripnz, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. tripnz

    tripnz Newbie

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    I have 88 Chev K5 Silverado. Last night on my way home my headlights began flickering Dim, normal, dim ..... you get the idea. I suspect a short in the harness, but this is a new area for me. Anyone have any thoughts on what I should check?
     
  2. or2play

    or2play 1/2 ton status

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    I would start by checking the ground wires. Each connector should have a ground wire coming out of it. I had this problem the other night. The wires can come loose in the connector.
     
  3. 73K5Kid

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    Could be a bad alternator.
     
  4. bigblock44k5

    bigblock44k5 1/2 ton status

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    Similar thing happened to me one night, they flashed a few times then went out completely. Check your wires at the starter, They may be burnt and hanging by a thread or loose.

    Ken
     
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    I had the same problem a couple of years back and it ended up being a faulty or inexistant ground. I didn't ground the engine to the frame when I swapped motors. The lights flickered because the motor would intermitently contact the frame and ground itself. Took me a couple of days to figure the very simple fix.
     

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