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Not charging enough to keep battery charged and no dash gauges

I have very little power do my dash lights and the gauges are
not working. Also I can drive the truck for several miles with no problem but when I shut it off the battery is dead. I have changed
the alternator, coil, starter relay, voltage regulator, and battery.

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The battery charger circuit has failed. If it has a fuse, see if its OK. This input comes from the dynamo, but if your headlights work, then the dynamo is OK. If you are not familiar with the electrical system like checking the leads with a multimeter then best to have a technician(vehicle electrical technician) to check it and if the fuse is OK then the rectifier may require replacement................sodeep

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