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Battery warning light, handbrake light going on and off

I have a 1997 toyota corrola saloon, with 180k miles on it. I was driving it tonight when battery light and handbrake light lit up, after a while they went off again but as I drove on they appeared again, this happened again as I drove on with the warning lights coming on and off. I noticed later that when the warning lights came on, my headlights seemed to get brighter. I would appreciate if anyone might have suggestions as to what might be the problem here. Thanks

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  • greelo Dec 31, 2008

    thanks gloryglory for your reply, I'll get the alternator checked out. I noticed when driving today that sometimes when the warning lights appeared, there was an accompanying screeching sound from under the bonnet (maybe a belt)??

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You could have a alternator problem. When the alternator stops charging the battery you are running on just the battery. When the battery gets weak a lot of weird things starts happening. Have your alternator tested.

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