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Electrical problem!!! Ok, so i have a 94 buick regal 3.8 about 6 months ago i started having a problem with my circuitry or something. it was winter, and my starter kept freezing, i would click the ignition switch and it would start after a few tries. when the weather warmed up it was fine for a month or two. then the same problem again. then... my lights started dimming, my voltometer would read about 7 or 8 volts. i figured it was the battery, so i replaced it. that was not the problem. i replaced the alternator too, that wasnt the problem... then i thought maybe my starter solenoid was shorting out or something, so i replaced it. again not the problem. for about a month i had to start my car by jumping the starter solenoid. now my car wont run without being jumped, and when you take off the cables it stops. but i have power, my lights work and windows and radio. heres the thing though... when i hook the the jumper cables up to the accessory terminal my car starts right up... it will run as long as the cables are on it. but when i hook the cables up to the terminal on the battery, absolutely nothing happens. heres a few other little things that happen that might help diagnose the problem. my speedometer and tachometer dance when i use my turn signal or windows. in order for my brake lights or turn signals to work i have to pull the turn signal switch in thanks for your time! Matt Krempely

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Clean the battery cables on both sides,under bolts and replace bolts.

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