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Hi Andre,

Yes, it could be the wiring. It could also be the alternator or the battery.

A trip to an auto parts store could indicate which or rule them out.

Ask for a "Load Test" on the battery. This 5 sec, Pass-Fail test tells whether a battery is capable of holding a charge sufficient to start an engine.

Many auto parts stores also perform bench tests on alternators. Again, pass or fail. It's easier to check it with a multimeter. +13.5VDC or above is fine.

Best regards,
Mike

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