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TFA
07-30-2007, 12:20 AM
Ok so I just got my ignition cylinder replaced by the dealership friday. Tonight was the first night that I drove it since I got it back. Now when im driving, everything seems ok. But when I hit my turn signal, my gauges dim, then light back up. But dim enough for me to notice and be annoyed by it. also my headlights dim when I hit the brakes. There is also a bit of a "Whining" noise that i never noticed before that is kind of annoying as well. I vote alternator is starting to go...any other ideas?

lone_wolf025
07-30-2007, 12:30 AM
Alternator is my thought. If you have a volt meter hook it up and see what shows up. You should see upwards of 14.3-7 volts assuming the battery is good. Load up the electrical system and see how bad it changes.

If the alternator goes out completely you'll see a red light with a battery on it stay on.

TFA
07-30-2007, 12:34 AM
I have the aeroforce multigauge sitting next to me waiting to be installed, i may do that on on tuesday...if it lasts that long :crying: :mad:

TFA
07-30-2007, 10:32 PM
so i went to start my car, no power. wtf. battery drained itself overnight, and i didnt leave anything on

cardude007617
07-30-2007, 11:47 PM
maybe it wasnt fully charged from when the car went off the last time.

TFA
07-31-2007, 12:55 PM
why would that happen though..

cardude007617
08-04-2007, 05:36 PM
bad/worn out alternator. or maybe a loose wire on the battery. check the terminals for corrosion and anythign that looks wrong.

TFA
08-04-2007, 06:22 PM
problem solved. i took a look at the wires and they were really loose. probably from the dealership..considering i got it back a day earlier :asshat

cardude007617
08-04-2007, 06:29 PM
so i was right about the loose terminals huh

TFA
08-04-2007, 06:33 PM
yes...yes you were :applause: