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All lights flicker on my 1998 mystic


I wonder if all the lights flicker?

Some headlight bulbs aren't held into the reflectors as securely as others and can appear to flicker due to vibration, bumps and so forth. In this case the other lights will not flicker. A similar effect can happen when the bulb connections aren't positive.

If all the lights flicker it must be the voltage that is fluctuating due to poor wiring connections or a fluctuating charge rate/alternator performance.

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Temperature gauge keeps fluctuating whats the cause


Fiats have a reputation for electrical/electronic problems as they age and even when they are not very old they can manage strange things that even sometimes defeat the dealers, though the same can be said of many modern vehicles. I used to look after a Ducato motorhome and fortunately didn't need to get involved with much electrical work - the only faults were caused by the coachbuilders rushing around and being careless and not by Fiat.

I am not sure if the temp gauge is driven by the engine management or is a traditional circuit but either way the temperature gauge is in effect a voltmeter of sorts. Assuming the gauge is ok, the reading will only fluctuate if the voltage in the circuit fluctuates and that could mean the supply voltage is fluctuating or the resistance of the ground path is fluctuating.

With the traditional circuit the gauge is supplied by an electronically stabilised voltage and the ground path resistance is varied by the engine coolant temperature sensor and fluctuations could be anything from a faulty instrument voltage regulator, through faulty wiring or connections to the temperature actually fluctuating.

If the gauge is driven by the engine management the same approximately applies but checking the circuit becomes much more complex due to the need for circuit diagrams and specialised test equipment, though these would not be needed just to check the security of the gauge in the printed circuit of the instrument panel.

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Could be a faulty voltage regulator internal to the alternator. May also be the charge gauge. Have the charging system tested. If voltage stays steady when tested, chances are a problem on the gauge side. If voltage fluctuates during testing, possible alternator problem and gauge ok

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Heya, few problems with my non turbo 3000gt. central locking completely stopped working, speedo flickering and battery charge showing random volts. garage thinks its alternator as battery light was fl


Based on the fact that there are many problems occurring that are in unrelated systems, voltage is one of the things that affects everything. If your voltage is fluctuating randomly, this is an indications of a voltage regulator problem. The voltage regulator for your car is internal to the alternator and is not a separately serviceable part. If the garage did am electrical system (charging system) test and recommend a new alternator, I would agree with the diagnosis.

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Sounds like an alternator problem...or voltage regulator inside the alternator

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Battery wont charge, battery/ABS/SRS/BRAKE lights come on while driving and flicker. voltage increases to dash lights/fan speed/headlights periodically.


Get a volt meter, start your car and see how many volts your car is producing while running. Should be around 14 volts. May want to watch the meter for a while since your electric seems to fluctuate. Most voltage regulators are internal of your alternator. If you are getting a lot more or less than 14 volts while running, replace the alternator. If it is not charging, voltage will drop as vehicle runs, until battery is dead.

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Fluctuating voltage meter


Alternator maybe charging , but not enough to keep the battery charged which is causing the battery to drop charge. Most likely it's the voltage regulator inside the alternator. but regardless the whole alternator will have to be replaced. This will eventually cause the new battery cells to go bad.

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The gas, brake, battery, cruise control, and 02 sensor lights all come on and the voltage drops and the alternator tested good. When voltage comes up lights go out. Fluctuates between 12 and 16 volts when...


It sounds to me like the voltage regulator is acting screwy.I believe on your vehicle it is an integral part of the alternator.The alt.may be testing satisfactory as far as output but it may not be regulateing the voltage correctly.

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Perfectly normal.
Starting with the 2005 model year, light duty full size pickups and utilities are equipped with a new Regulated Voltage Control (RVC) system. This system reduces the targeted output of the generator to 12.6-13.1 volts when in "Fuel Economy Mode" to improve fuel economy. The generator may exit "Fuel Economy Mode" if additional voltage is required. This will cause the voltmeter to fluctuate between 12 and 14 volts as opposed to non-regulated systems that usually maintain a more consistent reading of 14 volts. This fluctuation with the RVC system is normal system operation and NO repairs should be attempted.

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