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Apparent intermittent ground on dash lighting

2 days ago started to experience blinking of dash lighting, i.e., main console, climate control, radio, clock, cig. lighter back light, and overhead mpg indicator. When headlights turned on, above lighting will start blinking in no fixed pattern. With headlight switch off - no problems. Dimmer switch postion has no effect on problem. Can you point me in the right direction to start troubleshooting or would it be better to have a ford dealer check it out without going bankrupt in the process.

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My best advice to you is to go and get a new alternator because thats what the problem is.

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