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All interior lights (overhead, radio, dashboard) blink

When daytime running &/or headlights are on, everything starts blinking and interior light on/off switch plate gets very, very hot. sounds like a short, but where? is this something any mechanic can fix or dealer only? maybe a recall?

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  • morrja Dec 10, 2008

    My problem is I will be driving day or night and the dashboard lights, radio, etc. will start blinking, the transmission goes into neutral as the car stalls momentarily, then everything goes back to normal. This might occur several times or once and it is very intermittent. The last time at night that it occured, I pulled into the driveway, grabbed a DVM, and checked the voltage across the battery. When the lights were flickering, the voltage was just over 12 volts. I revved up the engine and then it changed to 14.5 volts and the flickering stopped. For some reason, the regulator voltage is not getting back to the battery. From what I understand, the voltage regulator is an integral part of the alternator on the Ford Focus. Any ideas?????

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Number one when you turn the ignition switch on make sure that the headlights are off the short is in the switch the rehostat in the switch which controls the interior lights are damaged and so the panel gets terribly hot.

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