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« on: June 07, 2011, 04:20:14 PM »

when I drive my car at night the dash board lights are dim at idle but bright when I pick up speed is it the battery or alt. did a 69 come with a top mount battery or side mount
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2011, 05:10:56 PM »

I'd have to say the alternator. But, Check belts, pulley & all charging elements including the battery. If all checks out you can run these series of tests on your alternator;

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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2011, 05:51:51 PM »

while the car is running discionnect the battery cable the alternator should keep the car running late production cars mine is Oct 69 and has side terminals                                                                                                           
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2011, 07:01:16 PM »

Also check your voltage regulator.

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