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Flickering lights and other problems

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Let me start off by saying wwwooooooowwww to the new main page. I haven't been on bimmerfest in fooreeevver. I like the new look. So I guess I'll start. I have done the pedal trick and check the code online and it said it was the battery voltage. I will Recheck what I get and post that code. Ok so I'll get my lights flickering both inside and out. I also get my ac to cut on and off or the defroster for the rear windshield will also go on and off. When I have the headlights on and I put my left turn signal on it blinks really fast as if one of the bulbs are burnt(both are fine). When the headlights are off the turn signal blinks normally. Another thing I've noticed is that when I have a flickering light moment the check engine light will go on at the same time. Another problem I have face is that my lights (inside) will come on when I stop sometimes. So far I have had suggestions to check ground which I will try to do. If there's anything else you know of that I should check please tell me :thumbup:
Also if there's any tips on where I should start or links to check the ground I would appreciate it Thanks again Guys
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The usual suspect is the battery ground where it attaches to the chassis. You should also clean the battery posts and the connectors. There is a nifty brush for this at any carbox store. Some people put vasoline on the area to keep moisture out of the area.
Thanks A lot!!!! I will try that out and post the results
Any more suggestions on where I should check?????
body control module on the fritz?
Thanks for the reply. And I know this sounds dumb but how do I go about checking that?
Check the voltage regulator, thats what happened to mine and I had similar problems. Use a multimeter to test the voltage levels, it should stay at a constant 14.4V if the regulator is working, if not it will fluctuate +/- 1V
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