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Old Jan 24, 2019, 02:21 PM
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Weird gauge cluster light up

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just had had a quick question about a weird thing happening with the lights on my dash for my evo 9. While Iím driving, the red lights under the speedometer (battery symbol, water symbol, and the third red one I canít remember) light up really briefly ever so often. By brief I mean like half a second. I havenít seen any ďtangibleĒ effects from it but just curious if anyone had an idea of whatís causing it.
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Old Jan 24, 2019, 03:36 PM
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That usually means your alternator is starting to fail. Are you on the oem alternator? How many miles on the car?
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Old Jan 24, 2019, 04:11 PM
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That usually means your alternator is starting to fail. Are you on the oem alternator? How many miles on the car?
yea oem , 114k miles
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Old Jan 24, 2019, 04:46 PM
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yea oem , 114k miles
Yup, that fits the bill. I recommend sticking to OEM for the replacement. Many here have had a hard time with duralast and other aftermarket brands. Replacement is not hard as long as you have the tools and the time.

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Yup, that fits the bill. I recommend sticking to OEM for the replacement. Many here have had a hard time with duralast and other aftermarket brands. Replacement is not hard as long as you have the tools and the time.

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dang looks like you might be right. Thanks for the heads up on the OEM replacement. I have a mini battery as well, I wonder if that magnifies the alternator problem.
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