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Changed Headlights, now they flicker/low power

PostPosted: April 10th 2009, 12:02am
by steve1606
Hi, I recently bought a 92 safari. Seems like every week it costs me 300$ to repair something so far. The other day I changed the headlights to install brighter ones(planning a 5000km drive). Since ive changed them the new ones almost always have very low power and sometimes flicker. Sometimes 1 works fine, sometimes its the other. I checked the plug that goes into the lights, doesnt seem to be this...any thoughts? im new to these vans and to mechanics in general

Re: Changed Headlights, now they flicker/low power

PostPosted: April 10th 2009, 12:34am
by astro355
I would check the plugs again. Sounds like you have some corrosion in there.

Re: Changed Headlights, now they flicker/low power

PostPosted: April 10th 2009, 4:33am
by steve1606
yeah theres corrosion a bit everywhere on this van except for the body. should i try changing the plug?

Re: Changed Headlights, now they flicker/low power

PostPosted: April 10th 2009, 2:07pm
by astro355
If you wanted but I don't think that is necessary. Just use a small screwdriver or pick and scrape the connectors for the headlight terminals. Even use WD-40.

Re: Changed Headlights, now they flicker/low power

PostPosted: April 10th 2009, 6:26pm
by Farmer
crc also makes an electrical connection cleaner in a spray can

Re: Changed Headlights, now they flicker/low power

PostPosted: April 10th 2009, 10:59pm
by steve1606
sweet, thanks guys ill have another 100q's for u guys later