Q: My headlights and dash lights flicker

asked by on October 04, 2017

I own a 2006 Acura RSX Base. My headlights, taillights, and dash lights all flicker when i first start the car, stop, then continue shortly after I start driving. The lights all stop flickering when i stop the car (i.e Stop sign/Traffic light.) I had the battery and alternator checked and its charging. My RPM's are stable as well.

My car has 160000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Andrew. Thanks for contacting us tonight. What you are describing is incredibly rare - but in many cases is caused by an electrical system short or a stored error code triggered by - believe it or not; a security system fault. If the lights are flashing while the vehicle is driving, I would assume that a short circuit is the cause. This can be very tricky to locate and diagnose, so it’s probably best to have a professional mechanic come to your location and help you locate the source of this problem, so the right repairs can be made.

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