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Electrical Problem I have searched google on trying to find out why my EPC and brake lights are on. I have found this forum where three seperate people say that the same exact problems happened to them when they installed a new radio. Also, the A/C doesnt blow very hard and my power locks keep cutting in and out.

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The stop lights use a common earth same as the radio,for the A/C clean the pollen filter and as for the door locks try removing the front door trims and giving the locks and locking motors a good soaking with a conventional oil can full of engine oil

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