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My lights blink with the best of my stereo or when I turn my heater on they dim and the volt meter will drop and my truck will act sluggish 95 chevy

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First clean main positive cables leaving the battery and starter. if thats not it replace battery and have alt. checked

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SOURCE: CHEVY 1500 TRUCK HEADLIGHTS TURN OFF WHEN YOU TURN ON SWITCH

If you have replaced the switch, and it is still doing it it sounds like you definately have a short somewhere in your wiring. On the other hand if the dimmer is in the turn signal arm ( forward bright back dim ) the problem could also be there in the dimmer switch, such as a short being caused by that dimmer switch being faulty.Auto Zone and Discount Auto Parts both test a lot of your electrical problems for free, and/or may have some knowledge to more accurately pin point the problem. Not sure about Pep Boys or some of the other discount auto part chains.

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if it has over 40,000 miles on it change the drive belt and have the alternator tested and also make sure all of the vaccum lines are on and in place

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SOURCE: Volts drop off while driving and then go back up

Chk. all your connections to the battery make sure there clean and tight, and also to the starter, and all other ground connections like from frame to engine to body. I know you said auto zone chk. it and said it was ok but it still sounds like the internal regulator is kicking in and out to me, but a loose connection could cause that to.if you chk. everything i sugested, and find no problem, find a shop that specializes in alt. rebuilding and have them chk. it they know a little more than auto zone does, its there business.

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SOURCE: Turn signals on '95 Chevy Lumina won't blink, relay & fuse are ok

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SOURCE: 1999 chevy truck 1500 is sluggish and hesitates

sound like your catilitic converter is plugged up.

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