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2005 Hyundai Elantra lights problems

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2005 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 102006

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


With the A/C on the headlights will dim briefly at different times just for a moment. A couple of times the have gone all the way out briefly. The lights will dim enough that people think I'm flashing my lights at them. This problem only occurs with the A/C on, the cause of the problem is when the A/C compressor cuts on it takes a lot of voltage to turn it on, and the headlights dim briefly. Depending on the weather this problem can happen every half mile. This problem has been on going. Took the car to the dealer, and the said every thing checks out ok, its just the nature of this brand of car.

- Blacksburg, VA, USA

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