Ford Explorer headlights dim with a/c running

happyprocessJune 26, 2007

When I run the a/c the headlights on the 2000 Ford Explorer will all of a sudden dim then return. It is evident as I drive down the road that something is wrong. If the A/C is off the car seems ok. The battery is new and the alternator indication seemed steady during the flickering. Yes, flickering is a better description than dimming. The power lock button on one side does not function and the lock on the other side usually doesn't respond to any buttons to lock or unlock. Thus, I am thinking there is an electrical issue at work with the A/C and light problem. But, I could be wayyyy off base here. Any help with how to approach this would be great!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jemdandy

About headlamp flicker, there may be a bad ground somewhere or a resitive connection at the alternator terminals. Also, if there is an imtermittent short in the A/C circuit, this may cause lights to flicker.

The non-functioning power door locks can have many causes. One commonly overlooked failure is broken wires in the boot going from the driver side door to the body. Sometimes, test procedure given in repair manuals may indicate bad driver console swithes when a broken wire is at fault.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2007 at 11:56PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Car
Need AWD Dodge Magnum RT
1stjfpintor
Failing transmission questions
I have a 2001 Honda Odyssey, 167,000 miles. I've always...
catherinet
rotor problems
I think I just got "taken for a ride" by...
jill1273
1992 Chevy Truck 1500 running BAD!
About 2 1/2 years ago my truck was running bad, had...
arkansas_girl
pump keeps stopping when trying to fill gas tank
Hi! Can someone give me a clue what might be suddenly...
twinklenose
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™