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    Toronto, Canada
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    Flickering Odometer and MID Display?

    Noticed this for a while but never posted it.....What would cause the odometer and MID display to occasionally flicker rapidly at while engine runs at idle? A cheap voltmeter plugged into the cigarette lighter reads a steady 13.9v. Resistor plugs??
    Last edited by Dr. T; 04-25-2018 at 11:02 PM.

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    Hampshire UK
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    One of two things I reckon:

    Either the thumbwheel control is failing or you have a diode failure in the alternator - a meter is damped so it will not show fast deviations. You could set the meter on AC and see if you get a reading, that would find it....
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