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07-29-2007, 11:20 PM
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?

07-29-2007, 11:30 PM
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.

07-29-2007, 11:34 PM
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:

07-30-2007, 09:32 PM
so i went to start my car, no power. wtf. battery drained itself overnight, and i didnt leave anything on

07-30-2007, 10:47 PM
maybe it wasnt fully charged from when the car went off the last time.

07-31-2007, 11:55 AM
why would that happen though..

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

08-04-2007, 05:22 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

08-04-2007, 05:29 PM
so i was right about the loose terminals huh

08-04-2007, 05:33 PM
yes...yes you were :applause: