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Old 04-07-2011, 10:32 PM   #1
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Lights dim when my electric fan comes on

Whenever my fan comes on in my 2000 v6 my lights dim for a second what could cause this?
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Whenever my fan comes on in my 2000 v6 my lights dim for a second what could cause this?
Get you charging system tested. Autozone will do it for free. It's possible that it is normal. Worst case is fan could be drawing too many amps. No big deal.
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Yeah auto zone will diagnose the problem if there is one.
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Yeah auto zone will diagnose the problem if there is one.
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Why you laughing at me when I'm trying to be helpful? Geez. Lol
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Re: Lights dim when my electric fan comes on

not at you.. Just the statement! I deal with customers everyday who say... "Well Autozone told me it was this or Autozone sold me this...."

Autozone is pretty good with the electical load test and alternator test... and they can read codes. That's all.
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Whenever my fan comes on in my 2000 v6 my lights dim for a second what could cause this?
Do you have any additional accessories? It's probably completely normal as the addition of the load isn't being pre compensated and it takes the alternator that millasecond to adjust.
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That's what I meant. Lol.
They can pull up the code
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Re: Lights dim when my electric fan comes on

my 01 v6 did that and I am pretty sure my 03 cobra does, its just something that happens when a drain like the AC kicking on or the fan~ do you have a system?
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