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Old 04-12-2010, 04:50 PM
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Default On the way to work today...

I noticed my headlights dimming and then getting bright again. I kept my eye on the volt meter and sure enough it would would move way down to around 10 volts whenever the headlights dimmed and then after a short time back to normal and the headlights were bright. I made it to work and home with this situation. I had the alternator checked and its fine. The battery terminals are cleaned (again). I have a bad feeling I'm going to get stranded on the roadside very soon. Any advice is appreciated. Otherwise running strong.
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:56 PM
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Change your battery....
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:20 PM
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Turns out the regulator is going bad on the alternator. FYI, Autozone did a fantastic job of honoring their warranty on the last alternator I purchased there seven years ago.
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