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April 24, 2012, 4:49 pm

Ron D

Question: Instrument panel lights remain illuminated while driving car .

All instrument Panel lights remain on after starting the car and remain on intermittently while driving. They go out whenever the brakes are applied but come back on after brakes are released. Battery is less than a year old. Could the alternator be to blame? Car turns over and ALMOST starts but does not.

May 6, 2012, 2:32 pm

Elizabeth K

First, you need to figure out why the car is not starting. Here is an article on how to troubleshoot the no-start situation:

No, the alternator is not likely the cause of the instrument panel problem (though it may be part of the reason why the car will not start). The IP problem sounds like a wiring problem, possibly within the circuit board of the IP, but you'll need to have that wiring problem diagnosed separately.

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