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Battery light came on, interior lights have dimmed significatly..what is going on?

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Sounds like you are having an Alternator going bad, also you could have a bad cell in your Battery. I suggest that you stop by a parts store such as Autozone or Advanced Auto Parts, these placces have a little machine they can bring out to your car and give you a free check to tell you exactly, beats paying a repair shop to have the same thing diagnosed. Good Luck and I hope this helps. swiftautorepairs.com

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You need to check your charging system the alternator is probably going bad and needs replaced.

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Alternator is my bet or broke belt

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Your alternator may not be charging. have it checked ASAP before it leaves you sranded.

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