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BBB Industries
1990 Dodge Shadow Alternator 4 Cyl 2.2L BBB Industries - REMAN ALTERNATOR

P311-5691445    13309  New

Qty:
$60.00 $84.99
  • Opt 120 Amps
  • REMAN ALTERNATOR
Brand: BBB Industries
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1990 - Dodge Shadow L 4 Cyl 2.2L 135 -
Denso
1994 Dodge Shadow Alternator 4 Cyl 2.2L Denso - Reman Alternator

P311-4EF9E34    210-0127  Remanufactured

5234031 , 121000-3380 , 15690 , 334-1963 , 13245 , 213-8603 , 334-1118 , A13245 , R5234031 , 1N-8603 , 90-29-5110 , 334-1966 , 334-1961 , 15692 , N13245 , 334-1848 , A2431 , 334-1784 , 15693 , 334-1746 , 1860485 , 334-1964 , DOA490 , 3211247 , A2431-4 , A2431-D , A2431-S4 , 14423 , AL6509X , 13-8603 , 211-0100 , 13353 , 334-1901

Qty:
$34.00 $119.38
Denso Alternator
  • Remanufactured DENSO First Time Fit Alternator
  • 90 Amp; Std DENSO is the OE
  • Reman Alternator
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amperage Rating: 90
    • Family: Denso Oe
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • Plug Type: 320
    • Regulator Type: External
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
  • DENSO alternators are not only original equipment on many of the world's top production cars; they are a favorite in motorsports as well, where their light weight, high efficiency, and durability under the most demanding conditions make them the natural choice. Remanufactured DENSO alternators go through a grueling process. Stators and rectifiers are tested to 300 volts, while rotors are submitted to 600 volts, all to ensure reliable performance. Rotor slip rings are buffed to an 8 micron surface finish, with runout limited to 20 microns, minimizing brush wear and abrasion. Bearings are validated to OE standards and loaded with premium OE standard lubricants. New or remanufactured, a DENSO alternator is a quality component. Offered in versions from 40 to 160 amperes and beyond for hundreds of specific vehicle applications, all alternators meet DENSO's rigorous First Time Fit standards. Contemporary cars employ dozens of sophisticated electronic systems from bumper to bumper, placing heavy demands on the charging system. The alternator is no place to cut corners. DENSO First Time Fit alternators meet or exceed all manufacturer standards, mount properly with a minimum of installation issues, and provide years of reliable service. Features. Premium cores and precise OE assembly benchmarks; Design to meet the grueling heat and electrical requirements; First Time Fit provides perfect mounting with no belt/pulley alignment issues; Benefits. Service professionals preferred DENSO's alternators for a trouble free solution; OE quality fit, appearance, and durability; Full compatibility with sensitive electronics systems; Compact and lightweight design
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Engine VIN Block Engine CID CC
1994 - Dodge Shadow D L 4 Cyl 2.2L 135 -
Denso
1992 Dodge Shadow Alternator 4 Cyl 2.2L Denso - Reman Alternator

P311-4EF9E34    210-0127  Remanufactured

5234031 , 121000-3380 , 15690 , 334-1963 , 13245 , 213-8603 , 334-1118 , A13245 , R5234031 , 1N-8603 , 90-29-5110 , 334-1966 , 334-1961 , 15692 , N13245 , 334-1848 , A2431 , 334-1784 , 15693 , 334-1746 , 1860485 , 334-1964 , DOA490 , 3211247 , A2431-4 , A2431-D , A2431-S4 , 14423 , AL6509X , 13-8603 , 211-0100 , 13353 , 334-1901

Qty:
$34.00 $119.38
Denso Alternator
  • Remanufactured DENSO First Time Fit Alternator
  • Opt 90 Amp DENSO is the OE
  • Reman Alternator
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amperage Rating: 90
    • Family: Denso Oe
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • Plug Type: 320
    • Regulator Type: External
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
  • DENSO alternators are not only original equipment on many of the world's top production cars; they are a favorite in motorsports as well, where their light weight, high efficiency, and durability under the most demanding conditions make them the natural choice. Remanufactured DENSO alternators go through a grueling process. Stators and rectifiers are tested to 300 volts, while rotors are submitted to 600 volts, all to ensure reliable performance. Rotor slip rings are buffed to an 8 micron surface finish, with runout limited to 20 microns, minimizing brush wear and abrasion. Bearings are validated to OE standards and loaded with premium OE standard lubricants. New or remanufactured, a DENSO alternator is a quality component. Offered in versions from 40 to 160 amperes and beyond for hundreds of specific vehicle applications, all alternators meet DENSO's rigorous First Time Fit standards. Contemporary cars employ dozens of sophisticated electronic systems from bumper to bumper, placing heavy demands on the charging system. The alternator is no place to cut corners. DENSO First Time Fit alternators meet or exceed all manufacturer standards, mount properly with a minimum of installation issues, and provide years of reliable service. Features. Premium cores and precise OE assembly benchmarks; Design to meet the grueling heat and electrical requirements; First Time Fit provides perfect mounting with no belt/pulley alignment issues; Benefits. Service professionals preferred DENSO's alternators for a trouble free solution; OE quality fit, appearance, and durability; Full compatibility with sensitive electronics systems; Compact and lightweight design
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Engine VIN Block Engine CID CC
1992 - Dodge Shadow D L 4 Cyl 2.2L 135 -
MPA
1989 Dodge Shadow Alternator 4 Cyl 2.2L MPA - Remanufactured

P311-0AD8D35    7552404  Remanufactured

19135778 , 5233508 , 334-2220 , 7552

Qty:
$45.00 $80.43
  • ALTERNATOR-RMFD STDRD
  • with 120 amp Chrysler alt.
  • Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amps: 120 Amps
    • Clock: 12:00
    • Fan: External
    • Manufacturer: Chrysler
    • Pulley: 4 Groove Serpentine
    • Regulator: External
    • Rotation: Clockwise
    • Volts: 12 Volts
Brand: MPA
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1989 - Dodge Shadow L 4 Cyl 2.2L 135 -
MPA
1992 Dodge Shadow Alternator 4 Cyl 2.2L MPA - Remanufactured

P311-0C50A80    15692  Remanufactured

13245 , 321-1247 , 121000-3380 , 5234031 , 334-1963 , 10463834 , 19134956

Qty:
$27.00 $72.74
  • ALTERNATOR-RMFD STDRD
  • with 90 amp Nippondenso alt.
  • Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amps: 90 Amps
    • Clock: 12:30
    • Fan: Internal
    • Manufacturer: Nippondenso
    • Pulley: 4 Groove Serpentine
    • Regulator: External
    • Rotation: Clockwise
    • Volts: 12 Volts
Brand: MPA
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1992 - Dodge Shadow L 4 Cyl 2.2L 135 -
MPA
1992 Dodge Shadow Alternator 4 Cyl 2.2L MPA - New

P311-21967FC    15692N  Remanufactured

0-120-450-018 , 13315 , 19134099 , 4556432

Qty:
$98.09
  • ALTERNATOR-RMFD STDRD
  • with 90 amp Nippondenso alt.
  • New
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amps: 90 Amps
    • Clock: 12:00
    • Fan: External
    • Manufacturer: Bosch
    • Pulley: 4 Groove Serpentine
    • Regulator: External
    • Rotation: Clockwise
    • Volts: 12 Volts
Brand: MPA
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1992 - Dodge Shadow L 4 Cyl 2.2L 135 -
MPA
1992 Dodge Shadow Alternator 6 Cyl 3.0L MPA - Remanufactured

P311-179E1F6    15618  Remanufactured

10463818 , 13307 , 334-1901 , 121000-3400 , 5234032 , 321-1231

Qty:
$27.00 $73.61
  • ALTERNATOR-RMFD STDRD
  • with 90 amp Nippondenso alt.
  • Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amps: 90 Amps
    • Clock: 12:30
    • Fan: Internal
    • Manufacturer: Nippondenso
    • Pulley: 6 Groove Serpentine
    • Regulator: External
    • Rotation: Clockwise
    • Volts: 12 Volts
Brand: MPA
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1992 - Dodge Shadow V 6 Cyl 3.0L 181 2972
MPA
1992 Dodge Shadow Alternator 6 Cyl 3.0L MPA - New

P311-54CE782    15689N  Remanufactured

5234032 , 10463818 , 121000-3400 , 13307

Qty:
$101.31
  • ALTERNATOR-RMFD STDRD
  • with 90 amp Nippondenso alt.
  • New
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amps: 90 Amps
    • Clock: 12:30
    • Fan: Internal
    • Manufacturer: Nippondenso
    • Pulley: 6 Groove Serpentine
    • Regulator: External
    • Rotation: Clockwise
    • Volts: 12 Volts
Brand: MPA
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1992 - Dodge Shadow V 6 Cyl 3.0L 181 2972
MPA
1992 Dodge Shadow Alternator 6 Cyl 3.0L MPA - Remanufactured

P311-5127DAC    15689  Remanufactured

19134953 , 13311 , 5234033 , 334-1960 , 121000-4070 , 321-1244 , 10463831

Qty:
$45.00 $78.87
  • ALTERNATOR-RMFD STDRD
  • with 120 amp Nippondenso alt.
  • Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amps: 120 Amps
    • Clock: 12:30
    • Fan: Internal
    • Manufacturer: Nippondenso
    • Pulley: 6 Groove Serpentine
    • Regulator: External
    • Rotation: Clockwise
    • Volts: 12 Volts
Brand: MPA
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1992 - Dodge Shadow V 6 Cyl 3.0L 181 2972
MPA
1992 Dodge Shadow Alternator 6 Cyl 3.0L MPA - New

P311-54CE782    15689N  Remanufactured

5234032 , 10463818 , 121000-3400 , 13307

Qty:
$101.31
  • ALTERNATOR-RMFD STDRD
  • with 120 amp Nippondenso alt.
  • New
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amps: 90 Amps
    • Clock: 12:30
    • Fan: Internal
    • Manufacturer: Nippondenso
    • Pulley: 6 Groove Serpentine
    • Regulator: External
    • Rotation: Clockwise
    • Volts: 12 Volts
Brand: MPA
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1992 - Dodge Shadow V 6 Cyl 3.0L 181 2972
MPA
1992 Dodge Shadow Alternator 4 Cyl 2.2L MPA - Remanufactured

P311-1D70DC9    15960  Remanufactured

334-2058 , 13353 , 4557301 , 121000-3430 , 5234201 , 19135051

Qty:
$36.00 $79.65
  • ALTERNATOR-RMFD STDRD
  • with 75 amp Nippondenso alt.
  • Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amps: 75 Amps
    • Clock: 12:30
    • Fan: Internal
    • Manufacturer: Nippondenso
    • Pulley: 4 Groove Serpentine
    • Regulator: External
    • Rotation: Clockwise
    • Volts: 12 Volts
Brand: MPA
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1992 - Dodge Shadow L 4 Cyl 2.2L 135 -
Remy
1994 Dodge Shadow Alternator 6 Cyl 3.0L Remy - Premium; New

P311-445E025    946041  New

5234033 , 121000-4070

Qty:
$161.56
  • New Premium Alternator
  • with 137mm (5 3/8") Diameter Alt Case; 120 Amps
  • Premium; New
  • Product Attributes:
    • : New
    • Amperage Rating: 120
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • Pulley Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 6
    • Pulley Outside Diameter: 65.0
    • Regulator Type: External
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
Brand: Remy
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1994 - Dodge Shadow V 6 Cyl 3.0L 181 2972
Remy
1994 Dodge Shadow Alternator 6 Cyl 3.0L Remy - Premium; Remanufactured

P311-1A5D80E    144303  Remanufactured

121000-4070 , 5234033

Qty:
$60.00 $87.89
  • Premium Remanufactured Alternator
  • with 137mm (5 3/8") Diameter Alt Case; 120 Amps
  • Premium; Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • : Remanufactured
    • Amperage Rating: 120
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • Pulley Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 6
    • Pulley Outside Diameter: 65.0
    • Regulator Type: External
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
Brand: Remy
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1994 - Dodge Shadow V 6 Cyl 3.0L 181 2972
Remy
1987 Dodge Shadow Alternator 4 Cyl 2.2L Remy - Premium; Remanufactured

P311-28D67CC    14256  Remanufactured

5226135 , 10463292 , 5213762 , 5213540 , 5213541 , 5213763 , 5226060

Qty:
$6.00 $52.92
  • Premium Remanufactured Alternator
  • with Chrysler Alt, wo/ Black Rear Cover; 78 Amps
  • Premium; Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • : Remanufactured
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • Plug Clock Rear View Main Mounting Ear at 6 O Clock: 9
    • Pulley Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 4
    • Pulley Outside Diameter: 67.0
    • Regulator Type: External
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
Brand: Remy
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1987 - Dodge Shadow L 4 Cyl 2.2L 135 -
Remy
1987 Dodge Shadow Alternator 4 Cyl 2.2L Remy - Premium; Remanufactured

P311-1D461FE    14495  Remanufactured

5226457 , 5226100 , 5233472 , 5227100 , 5233474 , 5226200 , 4419186 , 5227474

Qty:
$20.00 $68.41
  • Premium Remanufactured Alternator
  • with Chrysler Alt, with Black Rear Cover; 90 Amps
  • Premium; Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • : Remanufactured
    • Amperage Rating: 90
    • Fan Type: External
    • Plug Clock Rear View Main Mounting Ear at 6 O Clock: 12
    • Pulley Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 4
    • Pulley Outside Diameter: 72.0
    • Regulator Type: External
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
Brand: Remy
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1987 - Dodge Shadow L 4 Cyl 2.2L 135 -
Remy
1989 Dodge Shadow Alternator 4 Cyl 2.2L Remy - Premium; Remanufactured

P311-32DBE95    14425  Remanufactured

5233674 , 4428082 , 5227267 , 5233508

Qty:
$40.00 $100.49
  • Premium Remanufactured Alternator
  • with Chrysler Alt, with Opt Elec Equip; 120 Amps
  • Premium; Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • : Remanufactured
    • Amperage Rating: 120
    • Fan Type: External
    • Plug Clock Rear View Main Mounting Ear at 6 O Clock: 12
    • Pulley Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 4
    • Pulley Outside Diameter: 72.0
    • Regulator Type: External
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
Brand: Remy
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1989 - Dodge Shadow L 4 Cyl 2.2L 135 -
Remy
1989 Dodge Shadow Alternator 4 Cyl 2.5L Remy - Premium; Remanufactured

P311-1D461FE    14495  Remanufactured

5226457 , 5226100 , 5233472 , 5227100 , 5233474 , 5226200 , 4419186 , 5227474

Qty:
$20.00 $68.41
  • Premium Remanufactured Alternator
  • with Chrysler Alt, wo/ Opt Elec Equip; 90 Amps
  • Premium; Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • : Remanufactured
    • Amperage Rating: 90
    • Fan Type: External
    • Plug Clock Rear View Main Mounting Ear at 6 O Clock: 12
    • Pulley Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 4
    • Pulley Outside Diameter: 72.0
    • Regulator Type: External
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
Brand: Remy
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1989 - Dodge Shadow L 4 Cyl 2.5L 153 2507
Remy
1994 Dodge Shadow Alternator 4 Cyl 2.5L Remy - Premium; Remanufactured

P311-0E45AA1    14423  Remanufactured

121000-3380 , 9712109-338 , 5234031

Qty:
$30.00 $85.95
  • Premium Remanufactured Alternator
  • with 125mm (4 15/16") Diameter Alt Case; 90 Amps
  • Premium; Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • : Remanufactured
    • Amperage Rating: 90
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • Pulley Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 4
    • Pulley Outside Diameter: 65.0
    • Regulator Type: External
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
Brand: Remy
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1994 - Dodge Shadow L 4 Cyl 2.5L 153 2507
Bosch
1994 Dodge Shadow Alternator 6 Cyl 3.0L Bosch - 90 Amp

P311-1E0CDDC    W0133-1605301  New

Qty:
$50.00 $175.24
  • Remanufactured
  • Nippon-Denso Refer to Application Notices B-26, B-28, B-86, B-100 and B-102
  • NOTE: Shipped with 6 Groove Pulley. For 7 Groove Applications use the vehicles original Pulley. Instructions are attached to the Alternator-See the 'Yellow Donut' instruction card.
  • 90 Amp
Brand: Bosch
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1994 - Dodge Shadow V 6 Cyl 3.0L 181 2972
Bosch
1994 Dodge Shadow Alternator 6 Cyl 3.0L Bosch - 120 Amp

P311-52E06D5    W0133-1604405  New

Qty:
$56.00 $193.70
  • Remanufactured
  • with 120 Amp
  • Nippon Denso Built (1989) Please instruct the customer to follow the procedure to remove the original pulley from their core if the unit we supply does not match. See Yellow Donut instructions on pulley
  • 120 Amp
Brand: Bosch
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1994 - Dodge Shadow V 6 Cyl 3.0L 181 2972

Latest Dodge Shadow Repair and Alternator Installation Advice

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1990 dodge shadow - do not charge

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Question From vio on 1990 dodge shadow - do not charge

Hi,

I have a 1990 Dodge Shadow of which the charging system does not work. I checked the alternator and it appears to be good, but it does not receive the appropriate charging command from SBEC. The voltage on both field coil is high. I also checked the wire continuity from the SBEC to the alternator and it seems to be OK. I have been told that the "no charge" command might be related to the crank sensor, A/C, or tachometer. Does anyone know how this works or have a good wiring diagram concerning the charging system? Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks much,
Vio

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Before you over kill this have the alternator bench tested at a place the does that or rebuilds them, T

Response From vio Top Rated Answer

Hello Tom,

I had the alternator bench tested at the Advance AutoParts store and it came out OK.

Thank you much,
Vio

HELP!!!! 1991 Dodge Shadow WATER PUMP access (bolts)

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Question From 73super on HELP!!!! 1991 Dodge Shadow WATER PUMP access (bolts)

I can't access the last bolt on the water pump to my 1991 Dodge Shadow.

It's a 2.2 liter..auto.. ac.. etc.

Manuals says to pull the hoses (done), the ac compressor (done), belt (done), wiring (done), alternator (done)...
Then it says to pull off the water pump... one problem. There is a large mount on the engine than connects directly
to the motor mount. Of course the last bolt on the top of the water pump is behind that. No way to get in there
with wrench, socket or anything else. Do I actually have to lift the engine and remove part of the motor mount to access the stinkin' water pump in this thing? This is ridiculous!

thx for any help, tricks that you know of. Much appreciated.

Response From Hammer Time

Your probably trying to separate it at the wrong place.

Response From 73super


Your probably trying to separate it at the wrong place. NOPE.. you see that top bolt on the left top portion of the water pump? What this DOESN'T show you is the large piece bolted to the motor in front of it. You cannot access that top bolt. The piece in front of the water pump supports the engine!

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

If your talking about the A/C compressor bracket, that has to come off too.

1989 Dodge Shadow will start but shuts off!

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Question From tpratt2008 on 1989 Dodge Shadow will start but shuts off!

I have a 1989 Dodge Shadow 2.5 liter it just suddenly stopped one day while i was driving it after several attempts i got it running long enough to get it home now it wont start again.... i replaced the ignition coil as well as the fuel regulator nothing is working i also bought a new battery i put new gas in it after i drained the old gas the only thing i can think it might be is the alternator any ideas please help i would hate to have to buy a new car i love my car! :(

Response From tpratt2008 Top Rated Answer

i learned that if u turn the key on then off then on then off then on again the check engine light will flash telling u the codes for the problem it flashes so many times pauses then flashes again i got a code 25 which is the throttle position sensor... i just ordered it and will pick it up tomorrow its gonna cost $30 so wish me luck!

Dodge has trouble starting.

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Question From arlion on Dodge has trouble starting.

Hey everyone,

I own a 1991 Dodge Shadow. About a month ago, the car would have great difficulty in starting. Every time I started the car, it would take more time to start, and then eventually, after about a week, it plain would not start. It sounded to me like a battery problem, so I jump started it and it and it started up fine. After the car is jump started, and I turn off the car while it is parked, the engine is either incredibly difficult to start or wont start again. Another jump start works though. I also find that if I charge up the alternator real well, the next time I go to start the car it starts up fine and I don't need a jump start. I figured It was a battery/alternator problem

So, I took the car to the mechanic. He told me that I had a blown headgasket, and that it would cost me close to 1500 dollars to repair (more than the vehicle is worth). My question is how does the jump start jump the car if the head gasket is blown? How does the alternator charge work? And finally, does it really take 1500 dollars to repair a headgasket from a car that is over 20 years old? I really, really, love this car and would absolutely hate to see it go. I am not really sure where to go with this problem- so any help would appreciated greatly! Thank you.

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

Has the car been overheated recently?

Headlight Flickering Random

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Question From mu5tang71 on Headlight Flickering Random

Okay... I hope I can maybe get a solution to my problem here or at least somewhere to go next.... Okay now I own a 1993 Dodge Shadow... It only has 37,000 miles and in very good condition and was actually owned by one owner and elderly women and has sitting in her garage for the last 10 years. Anyway I have one issue with it .... It didn't start doing this right away maybe a month after I got it, but my Headlights flicker at random times and seems to happen more with the high beam engaged. I can drive 30 miles with no issues on low beam and as soon as I put on the high beam maybe 2-10 minutes later the lights start to flicker, but it has done it with the low beam on a few occasions..

Here is a list of the parts so far used to try to fix the issue.

Headlight Relay
2 Headlight Bulbs
Alternator
Battery

Now I have had people tell me it's loose ground but I can be on a flat highway not a bump and this start to happen and I can be on a old back bumpy road with it not happened were a loose wire could move.. I am thinking the headlight switch maybe..? It just happens at random tho.. All other lights work perfectly and only the headlights flicker. If it were a ground I would think all lights would flicker but that's why I am here... The running lights and tail lights never flicker... any ideas where to go next would be appreciated ....

Response From Tom Greenleaf

It is most likely a ground issue so check that any and all ground straps to header panel are good.
IDK where they placed the battery in this model by year but some of these were put right over a mess of wires and stuff under it and if a battery failed and leaked or caused corrosion would cause whacked problems. If like that set up worth a good look UNDER battery and tray,


T

Response From mu5tang71

I did look at those wires and they look fine I know that don't mean much but after I decided to pull the Headlight switch... The plug it self looks melted in 3 spots... I guess it's worth a shot to get one it only like a $25.00 part.... LOL You think this might be the issue may something in that switch not working right?




Response From Tom Greenleaf

! Heat like what shows on orange plug is from too much current drawing so a breaker somewhere is late or why it's cutting off lights and when cool can come back on.


Are the bulbs at least the right OE ones or altered to higher output, more voltage that you know of?
If exactly correct I'm not sure where it's drawing too much current from other than failed sockets perhaps for the bulbs or the bulbs themselves most likely.
Back to "sounds like a ground" guess. If it had no ground intermittently it wouldn't be drawing current either so this is a higher than normal draw of power/current as said most likely at the bulbs or the bulbs.
Nice to have brighter light but if you did that or the prior owner it's too much for this car,


T

Response From mu5tang71

No..... I purchased the OEM standard bulbs for that model car. Everything is left as stock but I did put in a new Pioneer stereo about 3-4 months ago no issues until now with those lights for about 2 of them... but I purchased the wiring harness at an extra $20 cost. It fit the OEM plug for the wiring in the dash for power and speakers. I also crimped all the wires to the harness and shrink tubed everything. No amp just stereo with 2 5" diameter Pioneer speakers on the door and 2 in the back and plugged them in the existing wires... I think I will unplug that radio and do a test later this evening to either rule that out or in....... I DO APPRECIATE THE HELP YOU HAVE BEEN

Is there anything in that switch that controls voltage or does it basically make and break the curciut

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Stereo is out of this unless you used wiring for headlights.
With that now I'm suggesting you go check the plug to the bulbs. Got one of my own, lights would go out in that one was a ground wire to one serving both not burning up a plug like you showed.
Look right at the plug to headlamp bulb and back side of it as well. Anything funky going on? Do they fit snugly that you can tell?
IDK - just tossing out ideas of likely spots. If this is drawing current from wires somewhere else or the headlight switch the behavior is new to me but not impossible,


T

Response From mu5tang71

Well I just looked at the headlight plugs and they look very clean... I did notice a small area that may be a bit melted but dont really see anything that shows wrong like the switch plug...







Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

Second picture.........

That's too much heat right there and probably the problem! No clue WHY but there shouldn't be current seeking ground there rather just to the bulb so IMO that is where there is a problem.
Unless somehow the bulb prongs or whatever they are aren't correct I'd be looking to replace that plug with a pig-tail new if possible, used more likely only bet but exact duplicate as what you have - wire colors and all,


T

Response From mu5tang71

I just ordered 2 of those new plugs will update when i get them installed and tested. There is just 3 wriers coming off those plugs High and low beam bulb.. Thanks again for all of your help!!

Darrin


Response From Discretesignals

That melted plastic on the headlamp connector is not caused by an over current draw. It caused from a poor electrical connection. Terminals that are corroded or have poor contact will heat up as the current for the circuit runs through them causing them to melt the plastic connector. That was a common problem on a lot of older Fords with almost same type of switch and connector design yours uses. You have to replace the connector pigtail and the head lamp switch. If you just replace the switch and not the pigtail, you'll end up with the same issue.

Response From mu5tang71

Okay I just got back from the Advanced Auto Parts Store.. I purchased the Switch... The Switch Plug pig tail, and both healing pig tail plugs connectors and shrink tubing.... But as stated earlier and I know you said unless I used the power from those headlights, but I did disconnect the Stereo from the Plug and it never flickered one time for 45min ride... I don't know if that is because I removed the switch earlier.. Sometimes removing something and tapping on it may make it work temporally.. It actually did that with the relay... The light around the key would never go out after removing the key and shutting doors.. I took it out tapped on it and put it back in and it started working but ended up replacing it New anyway.... But could it possibly be the cause.. I am going to replace the new parts tomorrow and plug the stereo back in for another test... Thanks for all your help... It's pretty unnerving going down the thruway or any road and the lights go out completely... LOL will be happy to finally find the culprit.....

Response From Tom Greenleaf

You seem very capable for a tricky problem - I'm trying from here with what I've witnessed and done which isn't easy to just know exactly what - you are doing great for a tricky problem.
Stereo somehow does seem to come into some of it IDK why. When they make those plugs for using your own harness then it shouldn't mess up anything else but OE might have and new stereo might just use up more power than OE using wires and things that can't tolerate it?
So true - no fun when headlights quit while driving at night. Said my own did that a couple times till problem found all before I left so OK and carried alligator wires to run at least one from battery to get home if stuck as I hadn't found where for sure yet and now have. Different problem then yours but same issue - no lights.
Now asking YOU. Is the adaptor plug right? Do you trust it's correct for your car or is there a better one available? By rights the whole reason is not to mess up you OE wiring a real NO, NO.
I'm not a "stereo/sound system" tech but had to replace two. Bought from car audio place they called an interface, was quite involved as both cars used heat sinks in trucks OE but when done no wire touched on the cars just the new radio set up wired to plain plug in and go was all more $$ for parts than you speak of?
Good luck and said you seem well aware to find and handle this. I stereo guy is at this site user name " kenray " I think not here all the time. Others may have some or lots of OE wiring diagrams for the headlights and if they are involved at all but I think and guessed not - no software on hand from me to find out.
Side note thinking back. Heat damage to plug the goes right to headlight not the orange one. Headlights are known to get VERY hot so use or should be better material. Other parts should never get that hot at that location so the issue is real and trust you being there is the best way to find exactly what and where better than myself and a keyboard but trying for you,


Tom