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Yestereday the volt light came on last night while driving home the lights started flickering & radio, then just as I was pulling into my driveway the car turned off , I let the car sit for about 5 min then the car started just fine ? volt light is still on

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Hmmm, I'd check a couple things here, my first thought was towards the altenator but then you mentioned it started fine just five minutes after turning off on you. With that I'd check all of my battery cables first. Be certain the are all clean and tight check the cable for any breaks that may lie underneath the insulation. At the battery loosen and remove the connection (always ground first to be removed and last to be installed) clean these connections re-install tighten and apply some petroleum jelly to the top of the terminals to prevent future corrosion. Be certain to check the other ends of the connections too; again be certain clean and tight. If these are good and the problem still exist I'd remove the alternator take to a good auto parts store and have them check (again if you remove the altenator remove the battery ground first) If the battery is older it may be on the way out too. Again this too may be removed and checked at a parts store.
I hope this may have helped,
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