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What could be wrong if lights get dim inside car when turning on outside lights

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Weak battery, dirty battery cables or a defective alternator.

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Just go to a AutoZone or something like it, and they will check your battery and alternator for "Free"

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If it's running when you see the dimming,it is probably the alternator.Can be drive belt slipping,but you usually hear a squealing noise when it slips.don-ohio

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  • jerry carmichael Oct 27, 2013

    Just go to a AutoZone or something like it, and they will check your battery and alternator for "Free"

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    James Hobbs Dec 14, 2013

    getting 14.4 volts in to fuse box next to battery only 12.5 volts going out to battery probly battery volts only

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