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'98 subaru legacy-lights dimmed then brightened repeatedly, along with instrument panel, eventually power decreased...any thoughts? Alternator?

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Yes my first thought was alternator but to be sure you should take it to a major auto parts store and they have those diagnostic testers and they can scan your codes and see if thier is any problems that is the most accurate way of knowing. I believe this service is free as well. Hope this help thanks and good day

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