All running lights, dash lights and headlights on my 1998 Honda Civic LX flicker/surge when the car is running
hey Trenna.. well I'l try to be as simple as possible and take my time communicating with you until we can get a handle on it.. Normally this problem comes from the alternators rectifier circuit. Basically it controls the conversion from ac current to dc current. and the dipping lights suggest its dropping power.
now these lights get their power from the ACCESSORY system which is the same as what the cigarette and the factory radio gets its power from.. Follow so far ??
so now we have to look at 3 things..
The amount of power going to the system, (the alternator should always be pushing around 13.5 volts)
The kind of power AC/ DC.. (its always dc but if the rectifier or regulator is broken some ac will leak in)..
and for a short circuit in the wiring for the accessories.
can you get your son in law to double check his wiring and find the missing cigarette lighter wires, and also if he has a Volt meter to check the amount of current coming from the alternator to the battery while the car is idling ??
i know you said your not a car person so we will need some one to help out with all the testing work..
Btw the SRS light is the air bag click system located in the steering wheel. Its what triggers the airbags in case of an accident. Normally from constant turning these wires get broken and the clock mechanism needs to be replaced.
Dec 30, 2012 |
1998 Honda Civic LX