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Electrical problem??? 2 weeks ago I went to switch headlights from dim to bright, could not get it to switch also trying to turn the air conditioner on the blower motor would not work. After clicking the switch several times I turned the engine off and back on, this time I turned air conditioner on still did not blow, switched healdights from dim to bright and tried air conditioner again, it worked this time. It has done it several times since, but generally if I go through this process it works. This morning I got in my car and the check engine light came on. Temperature was about 21 degrees. And now when I turn my radio on it beeps about every minute or so... Do I have an electrical problem, or is this all a coincidence????

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Yup... electrical problem,,,, I'd start by checking body ground (only thing common to problems you listed) then, check sub-system power supplies for loose or corroded connections. Sometimes just unplugging and plugging back in is enough to get better contact, so pay attention to what you do and if something specific helps, take it apart again & clean it up better!

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