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Lights dimming car sat for 3 months. got a jump to start. battery is good. got it checked. when drive if i turn on headlights the lights on radio dim out

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Check all connections at the battery to make sure they are clean and tight. Take the vehicle to an autoparts store and have them check the battery and the alternator output. Most parts stores offer this service at no charge. Sure hope this helped and best wishes.

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