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Old 12-17-2001, 11:08 AM
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Question 300E - flickering lights

When my '89 300E is at idle, all of the vehicle's lights (interior, headlights, etc.) flicker. The idle is good - not perfectly smooth, but as good as one can expect from a car of this age I suppose. The car runs perfectly in all other aspects. Is this an alternator problem? Voltage regulator?

When the car is moving, the problem disappears - no more dimming and flickering lights. I'm assuming that this is due to the higher engine RPMs and perhaps a more constant/higher output from the alternator? Any info appreciated, thx!
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1989 300E - 333,000 Km - sold
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