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Instrument pannel lights interior lights flicker guages jump all over the place and it won't stay charged I have replaced the alternator today

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  • bradjackson0 Oct 02, 2009

    Thanks I already figured it out but you are correct it was the battery but I believe it fried because of the alternator going bad. I was told by 2 mechanics and a man at the auto parts store that this can happen plus the battery was purchased in 2004 so it was 5 years old. Thanks anyway for your help.

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I'd have the battery and its connection's checked too. It is possible there is a weak connection that is troubling you. Be certain the battery is good and the connections (including the ground) are clean and tight. With respect to the dash it may related to the same issue; My wife's Vaoyager had dash issues and it tirned out to be a failed solder joint at the main PIN connection to the instrument cluster. In my case I was able to remove the panel, locate the cracked solder joint and reheat solder to repair.
I hope this may have helped,
Tom

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