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My tib's lights flash interior and head lights i had my alternator replaced but since the my car idles too my battery was boiling and smoking its almost like it is overcharging my cars electrical

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I'd be taking my car back to whoever installed that alternator. Sounds like a bad voltage regulator, and you should be hoping the battery was the only casualty of that.

That would also make your lights flicker as those power surges shot through the battery and rest of the car. Check all the wiring to the starter and alternator from the battery, and also the battery ground. Rotted wires will be apparent now after that kind of problem, and if so then NOW is the time to replace them.

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