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The instrument panel on my dashboard of my 1998 Kia sportage is illuminating very lightly the battery warning light and the gas tank indicator light. Appoximately 2 weeks ago the car died and I had the grounding wires replaced and now these lights are illuminating very weakly and when I step on the gas they go off. Can anyone help me? What might be the problem

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  • raeman92 Sep 19, 2008

    turns out my alternator was getting ready to die got the car fixed under warranty only needed to pay labor charge. Thanks for your help

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Sounds like they did not do a good job getting good ground,make sure u get good ground and try again.

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Instrument Cluster
Removal
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