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Low beam flicker!!!

This is driving me nuts. When im driving with my low beams on they will shut off for 5-10 seconds or more at a time. My markers lights stay on, my guage dont dim either. I can run blinkers, wipers at same time and it doesnt turn them off. It seems like vibrations cause it but the other day i pulled it into my shop turn them on and jiggled the wire to the housings, nothing. I then moved the grounds on the front panels near the headlights and still nothing. I dont think its a loose wire but maybe it is. Possibly the blubs or connectors?

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We had this problem on a 98 crown vic, turned out to be the multifunction switch (turn signal/wiper/bright stalk)

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I think the multifunction switch is what's causing my LH low beam to randomly cut in and out. New headlight switch and connector with pigtail.
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Really? The headlight switch isnt even on the stalk its a pull switch.

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I do remember one night it was doing it and i ended up turning the knob some and it stayed on all the way home. Maybe something to do with the knob? Contact points?

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Same problem in my 99 though it was just one side. Turned out to be bad connectors. Bought a set of heavy duty/ high temp ones for about $15 and replaced them both. Might be worth a try first unless both are flickering at the same time. Then it sounds like the main switch on the dash.


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Wouldnt you think tho that if it was the switch the high beams would flicker too?

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On the crown vic, it didn't happen with the high beams.

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Boy im torn, change out the bulb housings and bulbs first or the multifunction switch? I got a hot date sat night and i cant be driving around with a few drinks ine andy lights blinking.

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Try the easy stuff first man. Hot date, eh? "gee baby, sorry it's so dark, but I know what we can do with no lights"

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