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The headlight and dash lights work off and on

This started with the headlight and dash lights working off and on randomly and now the car won't run properly, as if it's not getting enough gas or has totally lost power. At times it will not crank. At other times, the problems will begin within a few minutes of driving. All of this happens for no apparent reason other than just random occurances. No alterations in how the car is driven or handled, seem to affect this or the outcome. It's like the car has a mind of it's own.

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