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Dash lights lights are OFF in run position whereas they used to be on when key was in run.they now only flash on in start pos.

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That sounds like normal operation...check your electrical system with a volt meter,check battery voltage with engine off...should be minimum 12.4 volts,i like to see 12.6 or higher at rest.Then check with engine running,as the alternator is charging or should be,and the voltage reading should be at least 13.5 up to 14.5 volts.Scan the vehicle for trouble codes,if none present,then the Check Engine light should be off.

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