Dash lights flicker on and off at night, Speedometer and RPM gauges go crazy day and night, ABS light goes on and off

Asked by Oct 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM about the 1999 Dodge Caravan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I want to know if this is going to affect my
battery??

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I'd check your battery cables and ground first, they might be corroded or loose. Also have the battery load tested, any local auto parts store will do this for free. It might be time for a new battery. When the voltage gets low, funny things happen. If that checks out, my bet is a faulty ignition switch.

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should nt have any affect if cables are tight and clean on the battery,find out if its charging take it to autozone it's free,than take it to another autoparts and have them see if it's charging just to make sure the first person is telling you the truth.if everything i said is o.k than no worries its a loose plug behind the dash.

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I'm an electrical guy. I had the same problem and symptoms as Alicia. I traced my problems to badly corroded clamps at the battery terminals. Removed, cleaned, lubricated and re-installed them about a month ago. None of the earlier symptoms came back so far. If the battery terminals did not fix the problem, I would have continued on to the grounding strap, but did not need to in my case... Hope this helps.

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