Robbins Nissan can help you learn why your vehicle's dashboard lights are flickering.
If you observe your car lights dimming while driving, it's likely due to a battery that is failing. In the rare case when it's not the battery, there are other trouble spots that are likely responsible for the issue. Whether it's the car battery or something else, it is imperative that you have the problem diagnosed and fixed as quickly as possible. If your car lights aren't functioning properly, you could become a danger to other drivers. The 3 areas dimming lights can happen are:
A failing light switch, either the interior dimmer or the headlight switch, should also be considered when you have flickering lights on the car. In some uncommon situations, replacing a worn switch could solve the problem, especially in vehicles with excessive wear or older vehicles. If your vehicle doesn't fall into either category, there's a chance it could be a sign of a bigger concern with the vehicle's electrical system. Figuring out these issues can be overwhelming, so if you're experiencing any issues with flickering lights on your vehicle, bring it in immediately. Our knowledgeable technicians will do a thorough diagnosis and provide you with options for fixing the flickering lights.
Lights flickering on the dashboard could also be one of the signs your alternator is dying. Consider this, you have battery power to start your car, but to keep your car running, the power comes from the alternator. If you have an older vehicle with halogen lights, you may see them slowly get dimmer with a dying alternator. For new cars with LED or HID lights, they may flicker on and off or stop working altogether.
If your car battery is not the reason for your flickering car lights, it could be a dying bulb or a bad fuse. Light bulbs are an easy fix and present an opportunity to upgrade to new LED bulbs. If your vehicle has a bad fuse, you might be dealing with a larger issue than you had originally thought. In most cases, a fuse only fails when there is too much electrical current runs through it. As an example, if the anti-lock brakes are installed with a 10amp fuse, and the fuse receives more than 10amps of electrical current, the fuse would fail. In this example, a blown fuse would cause your anti-lock brakes to fail. If you have a fuse that consistently fails, bring your car in and we will thoroughly diagnose the bigger, potentially more dangerous problem.
Robbins Nissan is one of the most trusted destinations for all your Houston Nissan service needs. No matter your vehicle's make or model, we will gladly provide the service it needs. Our helpful staff is standing by to assist you. Visit us in person or online to schedule your service appointment.