Interior light issue

Discussion in 'Interior and Audio' started by Gorman, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Gorman

    Gorman Paid Member

    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    Ireland
    Car:
    Clio 197
    Have a bit of an issue with the interior light on my 197, at idle the lights dim a little and then once you rev the car the brighten slightly. Is this normal??
     

  2. Doogle

    Doogle Winner - POTM March 2018 Paid Member

    Messages:
    707
    Location:
    Plymouth
    Car:
    BMW e46 330cd
    Sounds like battery on its way out? Electronics do odd things when it cant get enough electric so Id estimate this. As you rev you are spinning the alternator at a faster rate pushing more charge into the system.
     
  3. Gorman

    Gorman Paid Member

    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    Ireland
    Car:
    Clio 197
    Thanks for your reply. I already had an idea, just wasn't 100% as these cars have so many little odd issues. I want to relocate the battery to the boot and try and get a smaller/lighter one, but I need to figure out exactly what I need.
     
  4. Doogle

    Doogle Winner - POTM March 2018 Paid Member

    Messages:
    707
    Location:
    Plymouth
    Car:
    BMW e46 330cd
    The only issue I have heard with relocating the battery is loss of power from longer cables but if its a daily or used very regularly shouldn't be an issue.
     
  5. Gorman

    Gorman Paid Member

    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    Ireland
    Car:
    Clio 197
    That's the thing, it's not at all. Gets driven twice a week for 20 mins maybe!!!
     
  6. Doogle

    Doogle Winner - POTM March 2018 Paid Member

    Messages:
    707
    Location:
    Plymouth
    Car:
    BMW e46 330cd
    Yeh, Id just invest in a lightweight battery like a Varley Redtop unless you specifically want the space for a fancier intake.
     

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