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headlight flickers #243038 Aug 7, 4:11pm Aug 7, 4:11pm
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headlight flickers
Whenever i drive down the road my left headlight comes on and off at times. A loose connection between wire plug and bulb adapter?

I have MTECHS


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Re: headlight flickers [Re: Polykarb] #243039 Aug 7, 4:51pm Aug 7, 4:51pm
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its prob some connection gone bad...well hope it is because i just installed MTECH fogs, lows, and highs yesterday


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Re: headlight flickers [Re: ryizzle] #243040 Aug 7, 5:10pm Aug 7, 5:10pm
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yeah i was kinda pissed, since i used rubber gloves and didn't touch the bulbs. Had the same problem with stock bulbs too.

The problem cannot be the bulbs.


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Re: headlight flickers [Re: Polykarb] #243041 Aug 7, 9:09pm Aug 7, 9:09pm

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I see in your profile you have a system. Most likely when the bass is hitting it pulls a lot of power and that is why your lights are dimming. Try a grounding kit only like 30 bucks and is easy to install

Re: headlight flickers #243042 Aug 7, 10:10pm Aug 7, 10:10pm
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if that's the case, get a cap...

Re: headlight flickers [Re: ragingpaseo] #243043 Aug 7, 11:09pm Aug 7, 11:09pm
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Yeah get a capacitor and groumd wire kit thumbsup

Re: headlight flickers [Re: fonz182] #243044 Aug 7, 11:13pm Aug 7, 11:13pm
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optima yellow top battery would help too...

Re: headlight flickers [Re: ragingpaseo] #243045 Aug 7, 11:19pm Aug 7, 11:19pm
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Open your Hood and make sure that the wire connector that connects to the back of the bulb is secure. It's not really held on tightly at all, and could easily come loose if it's not put on correctly or is damaged.


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Re: headlight flickers [Re: slidr] #243046 Aug 8, 10:18am Aug 8, 10:18am

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I've heard that caps dont do anything. Ive talked to my audio guy countless times about this and he says he never notices a difference with a cap. I would try groundwires or optima.

Re: headlight flickers #243047 Aug 8, 10:59am Aug 8, 10:59am
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YEA GET A CAPACITOR. CHECK YOUR ALTENATOR ALSO.

Re: headlight flickers #243048 Aug 8, 1:30pm Aug 8, 1:30pm
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Originally Posted by spyder00367
I've heard that caps dont do anything. Ive talked to my audio guy countless times about this and he says he never notices a difference with a cap. I would try groundwires or optima.

you need a new audio guy asap! You don't "notice a difference" because it doesn't do anything for sound. It's designed to reduce wear on your alternator and battery. Sounds like he never took a physics class.
Yeah polykarb, probably a system issue, but the odd thing is that it's only on the left side. It is possible that the MTECHs are drawing too much current and the wiring to the lights is starting to go. Between the system and the MTECHs it might be to much strain on the electrical system if you don't have a cap.

Re: headlight flickers [Re: FloydianSlip6] #243049 Aug 9, 2:18am Aug 9, 2:18am
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how much are those optimas?

Re: headlight flickers [Re: fonz182] #243050 Aug 9, 9:29am Aug 9, 9:29am

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how much are those optimas?
160 bucks you want the yellow top 34/78

Re: headlight flickers #243051 Aug 9, 11:06am Aug 9, 11:06am
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Alright peeps thanks. I don't need to get pulled over again because of this. Looks like grounding wires will do, wanted to get them anyways, along with MSD.


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