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Car died but now starts

The car died dashboard light went dim no battery light at all car starts now but still no battery light then dies again think might be battery or alternator just dont understand no battery light

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Try cleaning the battery cables where they contact the battery. If that doesn't do the trick, most auto parts stores wil ltest your battery for free. Do both first before lookng into the charging system. Alternatively, Place an external battery charger on the battery and charge it up. If that fixes it  then test the charging system.

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