Do your lights dim at idle? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

View Poll Results: Do your lights dim?
Yes 6 31.58%
No 13 68.42%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-08-2007, 08:20 PM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Granville, Ohio ~NEBF '07 Survivor~
Posts: 5,001
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
petraman is on a distinguished road
Default Do your lights dim at idle?

I ask because I was talking to WJ one night, and I told him that my lights dim when idling, thinking that it wasn't a common issue, but he said that he had the same problem as me. SO! Answer the poll, and then post your Alternator type (105 amps, 140 amps). I'd like to see what we get
petraman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 08:22 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NEBF:06,07 | NYBF:06,07 | ONBF:06,07 | CNBF:06 & more............
Posts: 8,029
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bandit is on a distinguished road
Default

nope, mine dont. 105amp.
bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 08:28 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default

its just showing a weak electrical system.. FACT
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 08:29 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Granville, Ohio ~NEBF '07 Survivor~
Posts: 5,001
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
petraman is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by harofreak00
its just showing a weal electrical system.. FACT


petraman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 08:56 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Melrose
Posts: 4,596
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BLACK94SSEi is on a distinguished road
Default

Nope, and im not sure how many amps my alt is. Can anyone else with a 97 help me out here?
BLACK94SSEi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 08:57 PM   #6
Sol
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 8,909
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sol is on a distinguished road
Default

Mine get a little darker at idle, but 1997 GP'* have a pitiful electrical system.
Sol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 09:20 PM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: n.h.
Posts: 1,066
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
handdrumman is on a distinguished road
Default

Mine get dim when I step on the brakes at a stop light....also my volt gauge dumps REAL LOW at that point....but that'* the only voltage problem I have.
handdrumman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 09:27 PM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,904
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
93-SSE is on a distinguished road
Default

mine dim if i turn the radio on, or when im putting a window up/down. but not at idle
93-SSE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 10:08 PM   #9
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Detroit MI,
Posts: 926
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BonnevilleLErocks is on a distinguished road
Default

mines don't dim, I guess the older models don't have that feature
BonnevilleLErocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 10:18 PM   #10
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bloomington, MN
Posts: 3,693
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GoldenBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

mine dims, not sure on the amps but i know my battery is poopin out on me
GoldenBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2000 Impala lights dim when hitting brakes eltatertoto Chevrolet 3 11-26-2013 09:11 PM
Lights,lights, and more lights... fdh01bonneville Detailing & Appearance 3 05-13-2007 05:19 AM
Lights dim and recover shortly after starting Rush Fan Bonneville GXP/ Northstar Powered Cars 21 01-22-2007 07:28 PM
dim lights sse for me 1992-1999 2 10-08-2004 03:42 PM
dim headlights Custom88 General GM Chat 18 01-08-2003 04:43 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:36 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.