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#131838 - 15th Feb 2005 9:19pm Diming lights:
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Hi there I have noticed tonight when i went to the shops that my headlighs keep diming and its really annoying me because the lights inside the car i.e dash lights and the light on my stereo also go dim also its like a flashing dimness if you know what i mean?
When i put my foot on the pedal to move the car it gets slightly worse.

has anyone got any ideas <img border="0" alt="[Idea]" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions079.gif" />

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#131839 - 15th Feb 2005 9:47pm Re: Diming lights:
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if your headlamps are dimming this means the alternator is not charging correctly or a bad/faulty connection.

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#131840 - 15th Feb 2005 10:22pm Re: Diming lights:
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will that also be the cause of the interior lights to do the same as well <img border="0" alt="[Idea]" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions079.gif" />

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#131841 - 15th Feb 2005 10:49pm Re: Diming lights:
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if its not a bad/faulty connection does that i mean i need a new battery think think think

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#131842 - 15th Feb 2005 11:01pm Re: Diming lights:
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if your headlamps are dimming this means the alternator is not charging correctly.
Erm, I would hazard a guess at the alternator needing replacing if the alternator is not charging, not the battery smack

Yes it would cause all the lights to dimm, just like a torch when the battery is getting low, the torch dimm's.

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#131843 - 15th Feb 2005 11:14pm Re: Diming lights:
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#131844 - 16th Feb 2005 10:30am Re: Diming lights:
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is the idle smooth? When my idle is jumpy it makes all the lights dim.....Having that sorted soon though, just thought id have some input even if it may be useless lol.
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#131845 - 16th Feb 2005 10:52am Re: Diming lights:
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The lights on my polo use to brighten up when i revved the car and the engine note used to change when i turned the lights of lol.
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#131846 - 16th Feb 2005 4:14pm Re: Diming lights:
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i have noticed today when i was out that the battery light stays on and alsothe idle is low i think because even though its at the operating temp it has started to cut out think

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#131847 - 16th Feb 2005 5:15pm Re: Diming lights:
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Alternator is goosed if battery light is staying on mate
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#131848 - 16th Feb 2005 6:29pm Re: Diming lights:
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The red battery light is NOT a battery warning light think

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#131849 - 16th Feb 2005 9:22pm Re: Diming lights:
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AS said it'll be the alternator. However, my black one has a new alternator, and it does this ... the earthing cable from the battery to the body is totally perished. Check your earthings cables as well.
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#131850 - 17th Feb 2005 2:38pm Re: Diming lights:
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I have found the problem with me car? it turns out to be the alternator frown oh well i will just charge the battery at night with me battery charger happy
Thanks for everyone's reply's to this matter happy

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#131851 - 17th Feb 2005 9:12pm Re: Diming lights:
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Be careful you don't knacker the battery by charging too much. The cells get covered in fur when the current keeps going u and down, and the charge lasts a couple of minutes. (voice of experience there).
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#131852 - 18th Feb 2005 8:11pm Re: Diming lights:
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Well i got another alternator from our golfy so i went and took the old one off only to find that the one i got off golfy dosen't fit its to small thumbsdown i'll have to go the scrappy and see what i can do

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