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My 2012 Journey Crew has begun to dim and brighten the headlights noticeably and I'm afraid I'm going to get pulled over for it...has this happened to anyone in the past? 

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This has probably happened to a lot of people. It usually means your battery is getting low or your alternator is going out. But since there isn't much more info provided and we know nothing about the past maintenance of the car, it could be a number of things.

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Have your charging system checked. Auto parts stores will

usually do this for free.  

Edited by jkeaton

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Got a new battery today and its still happening...the mechanic is researching...says alternator is switching on and off as needed

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wasn't there a recall or tsb on the headlights? check with your dealership about what is going on......

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Could also be bulbs.  Halogen bulbs dim as they age, maybe that’s why they are bright then dim as the electrical system cycles...

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1 hour ago, 2late4u said:

wasn't there a recall or tsb on the headlights? check with your dealership about what is going on......

There is a TSB related to the concern you are describing on some Dodge Journeys:

 

"NUMBER: 08-097-17 

GROUP: 08 - Electrical

DATE: September 28, 2017

 

SUBJECT: Flash: BCM Diagnostic and System Improvements

 

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles within the following markets/countries: NAFTA and EMEA.

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built on or before August 28, 2017 (MDH 0828XX).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION: The customer may describe the headlamps flicker while operating at night. This condition may be more prevalent after the bulb(s) have been replaced with an aftermarket bulb."

 

Your dealership will be able to identify if this TSB applies to your vehicle or you can send us a PM with your VIN and I can check for you as well!

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