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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-14-2012, 03:27 AM Thread Starter
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Headlights dimming

When I first start my car when I'm backing up and turn my steering wheel my lights dim real bad. It happensa little when I park too. I haven't noticed whileactually driving does anyone know what this could be?
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Just the initial power draw from the power steering assist motor. Nothing to worry about.

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What is the year and mileage? If it is both headlights dimming at the same time it is probably just your alternator not turning fast enough for it to produce a charge. Headlights are seeing battery voltage instead of 14.5Volts until it starts charging. Do you have heater fan, rear window defogger, radio and headlights on at this point? That would do it.

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I see you've already gotten some excellent insight from other members of the community; if you would ever like for me to look into recall/warranty information, or would like assistance while working with a dealership, please let me know.

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its a 07 with 67000 but if its nothing to worry bout thats great. thank you!
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How about the battery? If it isn't holding a full charge it could be draining too fast and not have enough power to run throughout the vehicle.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-14-2012, 04:54 PM
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Its most likely the Alternator wearing out, it should be ok for a while, you may want to start saving for a new replacement alternator before it becomes a problem. Installing the alternator is pretty easy, it should take about an hour to do.

I've seen batteries like in the post above, so it could be that too, but more likely the alternator.

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