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Interior lights flicker when doors are closed on a 1999 gmc truck

I was told by a mechanic that the voltage was to low in my battery

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IF THE MECHANIC SAYS THE VOLTAGE IS TOO LOW IN THE BATTERY YOU CAN GO TO ADVANCE OR AUTOZONE AND THEY CAN CHECK IT FOR FREE....IF BATTERY IS GOOD THEN YOU NEED TO CLEAN THE COPPER CONTACTS FOR THE DOOR CONNECTIONS

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