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Alt gauge comes and goes but alternator is fine.

The alt gauge comes on when first started, usually, but then either gradually drops to zero, or just drops all at once. then the check gauges light comes on. If I turn the ignition off and on again sometimes it strats to work, but then drops off. I have had the battery tested and the alternator and both are fine. I have had no issues with the battery charging

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Check the body ground module

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