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Cadillac Allante Forum Discussion, Flickering lights? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Dash lights, headlights, fog lights, brake lights, information center lights, dome lights, radio lights......they ALL flicker any ideas on this ...
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    m0ng0 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Flickering lights?

    Dash lights, headlights, fog lights, brake lights, information center lights, dome lights, radio lights......they ALL flicker any ideas on this ?

    Also I got a clunking under my feet as in drivers side near the pedals that comes and goes, usually it appears when the road gets unsettled.

    Also is there a way to pull the codes without using the info center? Mine is not functioning properly so I cannot pull the codes, is there another way ?

    Cheers all and I gotta say I just love this damn car !

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    Re: Flickering lights?

    not sure but the flickering lights sound like bad grounds.

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    Re: Flickering lights?

    behind/under the dash kind of bad grounds? i am going to do the front brakes this weekend so maybe I find something broken or loose to make that clunking sound ....fingers crossed

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    Re: Flickering lights?

    Put the front end on stands and get under there and give it a good look see. Grab each wheel and shake hard. As for the grounds, check your FSM, start with common grounds to the lights and go from there.

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    Re: Flickering lights?

    well solved the chuggle with 2 new coil packs, runs like a bat out of hell now ! Any ideas on how to run onboard diagnostics when the normal way wont work? it works once in a blue moon but 9 times out of 10 it wont (((((

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    If DIC is not working you can try to pull codes with scanner. Pop in to a shop near you if you don't have one.

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    Re: Flickering lights?

    Flickering lights (thruout the entire car) solved with a new alternator, front end issues were related to a bad wheel bearing!

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