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Electric brake control module??

96 Buick Regal. The interior lights and radio would dim and turn off when the brakes were applied. After some time, it would happen more frequently even when the brakes weren't applied. Now the car won't even start. Its a good battery, a mechanic looked at it briefly and said it was the electric brake control module which would cost about $1000.00. I'm looking for a second and more professional ( and hopefully cheaper) opinion. Please help

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    they tested my brake controle module and said it was falty.now i have gone to a salvage yard and already have replaced it 3 times but still does the same thing.im wondering if my master cylinder is bad would it cause the brake module to keep running falty or what if my ABS sensor were bad . could any of those things stop my module from working correctly

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The way our taking seem like bad alternator it doesnt charge enought so you drive on battery only so everything is dimmer when you press the brake its worst you ask even more power from the battery to a point were battery died that why it doesnt start you it FIXYA our problem thanks pierre

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