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Pulsating or flickering headlights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Hunkerdown1976, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Jan 15, 2016 at 7:14 AM
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    Hunkerdown1976

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    My04 Toyota tundra started to do this flickering. I haven't really noticed it in the interior. Matter of fact the only thing I do notice is my battery light comes on and off when I press down on the gas a bit more abruptly it stops, but then comes right back on. So that flickers on and off. My headlights I really didn't notice them until last night. I thought I was getting pulled over or some silly b.s. like that. But I notice on a lone highway my lights are flickering from dim to high? Anyone with any help it would be much appreciated. Thank you
     
  2. Aug 23, 2016 at 2:25 PM
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    alalmcgrath

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    Sounds like an alternator problem. Not putting out enough volts.
     
  3. Aug 23, 2016 at 2:45 PM
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    Mike

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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Check your battery connection they are clean a good and have a good ground... if they are good goto any parts store have them do a test on battery, alternator, starter....

    Have fun pulling the alternator out..
     
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  4. Aug 24, 2016 at 1:18 PM
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    Hunkerdown1976

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    I actually figured out the issue. I just had a mechanic put a new alternator in. Really stupid of me because the dumbass put an 80v and for my tundra with tow package needs a 120v. So this may be a problem with allot of flickering problems. The alternator is new but not enough juice causing the lights to flicker.
     
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