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Headlights flickering at idle?
Just noticed this the other night, but it looks like my headlights are flickering when my car is idling. Now, I do have a retrofit BUT the ballasts are drawing their power straight from the cars battery. The stock wiring system/harness is still all in perfect shape and hasn't been touched.
Could it be the alternator going bad? As soon as I step on the gas to increase the revs, the flickering stops.
I still have 2 years left on the warranty so IF it is the alternator I can easily get it replaced...all I would need is a pair of stock headlights to throw back on the car when I take it to the dealer so they don't try and blame it on the HIDs/retrofit.
The car is just over 3 years old so seeing an alternator go at this point seems a little fishy.
- 2010 Koup SX, tinted windows, TWM short shifter and all bushings, Custom HID retrofit - Mini H1 vers. 4.1 projectors, DDM 35w 4300K bulbs and ballasts, yellow tinted fogs w/ Nokya JDM bulbs, 18" Enkei Lusso's, Eibach Pro-Kit, K&N Typhoon SRI, OBX lightweight pulley