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Car stop running and at times will not start. sometimes if you turn on the lights it seems to reset itself

Put a charger on battery and the car will start if when you put the lights on and the lights operate the unit will start but it may stop and not start again

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If you have a battery light on " on the dash " the alternator may not be charging , or if you have a meter and it's in the lower side " like 6 - 8 - 10 " your alternator is dying.
if none of the above applies then you have a bad battery, just replace it and problem should be solved

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