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Lights seem to dim a little bit

A friend of myn has a 2005 chevy cavalier like myn and i just cant seem to salve this problem its not big but annoying when its your car while driving the head lights and guages will all dim a little bit and go back to normal every now and then well ive just about checked every thing i could imagine for this problem at first i though that maybe it might be the ground to the battery but come to find out wasnt it im not to sure as to what is causing it to dim like it dose but every thing esle works just fine it dosnt seem to affect the car at all besides the lights diming a lil

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    kyo0141 Dec 29, 2008

    Thanks I figured it was something stupid lol



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It the voltage regulator in the alternator turning on and off...when it turns on the lights will get a little briter....when it turns off lights will get dimmer

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