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Electrical problem? My vehicle wouldn't start the other day, so I got a jump start and shortly after all the lights, interior and exterior starting "flashing", the doors wouldn't lock/unlock, the remote wouldn't open the trunk lid ect. Replaced the battery, and things seemed fine for a few days, then on the way home last night, the "check traction control" flashed on the instrument panel, then the headlights went off, the vehicle continued to run, the instrument panel lights dimmed somewhat, then I pulled to the shoulder, and then the headlights came back on. I was able to make it to my destination, but when I arrived in front of my house(a sheriff saw me w/ no headlights and pulled me over) I kept the car running so I could properly park on the curb, and when I turned the vehicle off, the lights continued to flash as though I had the emergency flashers on,even though the flasher button was not pushed.7 the interior lights did the same, this lasted for about 30-45 seconds then it stopped. Could this be a problem with the alternator, or do I have bigger problems?

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It could be the controller of the lights and not the alternator. but in the first place why did your car got low battery?.. maybe the battery is just old.

anyway, try this solution if it would work. you said you already replaced the battery, now remove the positive cable of the battery, tun on the ignition switch, turn on your headlights, and your ac,

now put the positive cable back to the battery, ( blower would run, lights would come on ) then turn off the ignition switch.

tighten the positive terminal and start the car, let me know what happen?


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