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Head lights flicker on and off while care is not running killing my battery. what causes this?

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SUBJECT: Headlamp/Instrument Panel Illumination OVERVIEW: This bulletin involves applying dielectric grease to the headlamp switch wiring connector. MODELS: 2000 - 2004 (LH) LHS/300M/Concorde/Intrepid SYMPTOM/CONDITION: Subject vehicles may have the instrument cluster illumination change in brightness. Subject vehicles equipped with "auto-lamps" may also have headlamps or fog lamps come on at unexpected times while the switch is in "auto-lamp" mode. DIAGNOSIS: If the vehicle operator describes one or both of the above Symptoms, perform the Repair Procedure. PARTS REQUIRED: Qty. Part No. Description 1J8126688 Mopar - Dielectric grease REPAIR PROCEDURE: NOTE: DO NOT REPLACE HEADLAMP SWITCH BECAUSE PART REPLACEMENT WILL NOT CORRECT THIS CONDITION. 1. Open hood and disconnect the negative battery cable. 2. Remove the instrument panel left end cap. 3. Remove steering column shroud cover. 4. Tilt the steering column down into the lowest position. 5. Remove one screw (Limited/300M) to cluster bezel. 6. Remove the items to expose bezel mounting screws. Items vary depending on model. 7. Remove two screws over upper cluster bezel in instrument panel brow area and all remaining attaching screws (four on Intrepid, Limited, and 300M, and five on Concorde). 8. Using a trim stick (special tool #C-4755), gently pry out on the instrument panel cluster bezel. 9. Disconnect and connect the wire harness from the headlamp switch three (3) times to clean the contacts. 08-022-03 -2- 10. Disconnect the wire harness from the headlamp switch and apply Mopar Dielectric Grease, p/n J8126688, to the harness connector terminals. 11. Reconnect the harness to the headlamp switch. 12. Reassemble the instrument panel. 13. Connect the negative battery cable and set the clock to the correct time.

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