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Sidekick goes dead electrically. Brake light comes on faint

Disconnect plug under dash &rev engine power restores.When this happens you can not start vechile,turn on heater or headlights the engine will die. When it is working everthing works fine

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Check for any short circuit..it maybe drawing power from somewhere making d vehicle to lose voltage in the battery

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