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Old 09-01-2010, 03:49 AM   #1
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Default Illumination is gone and the light fluctates..

Hey how's it going, I am having an issue regarding some electrical stuff on my WRX. The cluster for one works fine but the numbers & stuff won't light up when the headlight is on, the fuse was blown and I replaced it with another 10A. That was a no go, I'll probably check the clock/cluster area to see if any loose wires. That's really no biggie to me, but what is bugging me is that when the car is on the light dims on and off like it's fluctating. It gets bright..then dim..then bright again and it's just a cycle. Any clue to what could cause this? Everything looks grounded too..
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:26 PM   #2
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bump, i'm going to check my doors because i think the illumination is also linked up to that.
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:58 PM   #3
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did you solve the problem with the cluster. i have the same thing happen to me?
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:19 AM   #4
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nope i have not yet.. it might be my battery or alternator, i'm going to try to install a grounding kit.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:10 AM   #5
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The dash light trouble may be due to a faulty illumination control module, especially since the fuse was blown.

The pulsing lights are most likely due to bad diodes in the alternator. When some of the diodes go bad the charging voltage has a higher ripple voltage due to the missing phases. The ripple voltage makes the lights pulse.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:37 PM   #6
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The dash light trouble may be due to a faulty illumination control module, especially since the fuse was blown.

The pulsing lights are most likely due to bad diodes in the alternator. When some of the diodes go bad the charging voltage has a higher ripple voltage due to the missing phases. The ripple voltage makes the lights pulse.
Would a bad alternator cause stumbling idle? The idle remains constant but the engine feels rough still. Where is the illumination control module? Everytime I replace the fuse, it pops and I can't find any shorts!
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