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The A/T oil temp gauge, the emergency brake light, the radio flickered, and the panel lights were dim or flickering... as I was climbing a hill the car sputtered with gas in it. The thermostat did not register the car was hot, and I think that finally the juice left in the battery ran out when my car stopped. The starter restarted before the car finally succumbed to it's broken down state. The battery had juice to run lights and radio still...before it broke down. Could it be my alternator?

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Seems like you need an alternator try charging your battery star the engine and take off negative cable if engine dies it's your alternator. did you have an alternator light on in the dash

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check fuses first

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If your battery is charge indicator light does not come on and battery is holding charge after a couple days of driving it is unlikely your alternator is faulty.
If the lights are dimming on youe meter cluster only, it could be a bad connector to the meter cluster.
If your head light are dimming it could be a bad battery connection or the alternator.

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it does sound like the alternator but i would get the battery charged and then have someone to check the charging system and the fuses......get the battery charged first so they want try to sell you a battery and an alt. cause there are a few people out there that want to take you.....

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SOURCE: 1996 Toyota 4runner emergency brake light flickers on and off

Plan A. - You have a switch by the emergency brake that engages when the brake pedal is on or off. There is a small round switch like item where the pedal is pressed on. You will see a button, and this button is the switch and at the other end of this button are two wires plugged in. Unplug either one and the light filckering should go away. If it stops filkering then it is either an adjustment of the switch or replacement. Let me know if this does not take care of your issue and I will guide you through plan B

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