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Electrical problem maybe

When extremely damp or raining all of my lights flicker on and off rapidly. What causes this? Have had 2 garages check it and cannot find the answer. Is very annoying and I am afraid I will get stopped driving when this happens by law enforcement.

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  • Maureen Kislow
    Maureen Kislow Nov 24, 2013

    It not only affects the outside lights but all lights on the dash etc.

  • mike kirschbaum
    mike kirschbaum Nov 25, 2013

    All the lights are connected. One bad connection shorting out from the rain will bring the whole system down.


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I have seen cars with lights full of rainwater. Check all lights for evidence of getting wet, dirt may be inside. Once you find a suspect, unplug it and go through a carwash. Once you are sure, change the light fixture.

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