Lights flickering when the throttle is pressed and the turn signal is on.

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When throttle is pressed, the headlights and interior lights (minus the gauge lights) flicker at the same pace as a turn signal. The vehicle was purchased used in the beginning of January 2017 with 217000 miles on it. The lights don't flicker every time I push the throttle. It seemed to only happen when coming from a dead stop.

My car has 219341 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The issue seems to be with the multi-function switch for the turn signals. The switch is shorting out inside it on the high beam selector which is effecting all of the lights. I recommend replacing the multi-function switch. If you need further assistance with your lights flickering, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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