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Old 12-23-2002, 12:57 PM
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Sounds more like a ground problem than an alternator problem to me.

I believe there is a large bolt somewhere on the steering column that attaches the ground wiring from the dash cluster. That may be the first place to look.

Check your battery with a voltmeter with engine off, then on. Should be 11.5 - 12V off, and 13.5 to 14.4V when on (accessories off).
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