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Old 06-29-2003, 08:19 PM   #1
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Interior lights keep flickering

Ever since I installed my system my interior lights, like the clock light and gauge cluster lights keep flashing. Im running a 4 channel 320 watt and 2channel 300 watt amp and my deck off of one batery so im sure thats the problem

The alternator is brand new and puttin out the proper voltage
what should I do, upgrgade my alternator? If i get a second battery will I stil have to run it off my same alternator hence fixing nothing? Will my current alternator blow eventually?
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Old 06-29-2003, 08:29 PM   #2
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Flashing when the bass hits?

If you but in another bat it will have to run off your alt or it would just drain and that would be that.

You could get a cap
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Old 06-29-2003, 08:58 PM   #3
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I'm running a 1500 RMS amp, u shouldnt be experiencing bass lights. I only get it when I really push it. Then again, your battery is probably half the size of mine...

How old is the battery?

I agree with BMXer, get a cap, I need one too.
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Old 06-29-2003, 09:05 PM   #4
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Battery has nothing to do with it.

The alternators on E30's are notoriously weak. I know the common 325 upgrade is the 535 alt, but I have no idea for the S14. My interior lights flicker 24/7 even with everything off.
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Old 06-30-2003, 12:21 AM   #5
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so if I get the cap what will happen? Will I be good to go?


I was so embarrased last nite, I had a chick in my car and she thought it was supposed to flash like that, I guess thats what the ricers will be doing soon enuff
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If you get a cap it should stablize it. But I hear its a "band-aid" fix.

My lights dim.
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Old 06-30-2003, 02:03 AM   #7
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part of the problem has to be your battery, i noticed my lights dont dim as much know that i have a optima yellow top battery. a good battery and a cap should do it, caps arent cheap though,
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