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When i step on the brakes the radio light dims except when headlights are on

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Your alternator is on its way out. thankfully you have had a warning sign, sometimes they just die. Usually at night in the middle of nowhere.

Check condition of the copper coils in the alternator, if they look rusted/seized then its definitely time for a change.

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Weak battery or corroded cable ends.

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