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63Bullet 11-06-2006 01:36 PM

Pulsating headlights
 
when I use my headlights on the normal "on" they are fine but when I turn the brights on they pulsate or "blink off and on"? Anybody know the cause/solution to this? thanks:7

tarps3 11-06-2006 03:58 PM

RE: Pulsating headlights
 
might be a faulty headlight dimmer switch.

My '60 Bird had a similar problem. Low beams were fine but when I switched to hi beams, they would either make all the lights go out or they would come off and on intermittently.
I replaced the foot-activated hi-beam switch and that fixed the problem.

63Bullet 11-07-2006 04:25 PM

RE: Pulsating headlights
 
Awesome, ill try that. I didnt notice it till other drivers started flashing me and honking all ****ed off. and until i parked infront of a brick wall. You dont think the alternator would have something to do with it also do you? I know a buddy of mine has that problem with an old motorola alternator on his car. thanks :D also I love the stray cats! how did you make the "wild cat" your icon???????

tarps3 11-07-2006 07:04 PM

RE: Pulsating headlights
 
I don't know how the alternator would affect it. I'm still old-school generator...

I too am a Stray Cats fan - pretty much any rockabilly. I also like Link Wray - cool guitar riffs!
I went to rockabilly.com and linked to one of their avatars (images) for my pic. They have some pretty slick stuff!

tarps3 11-07-2006 07:06 PM

RE: Pulsating headlights
 
oops...
it was planetrockabilly.com

just right click on my image and click "properties" and it will give you the webpage


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