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Old 11-22-2010
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Two questions.

My headlights have been cutting out then kicking back in like 5 seconds later by themselves. The running lights stay on when this happens and if you pull back the headlight leaver (like to flash a car) it forces the headlights on. I tried replacing my headlight bulbs to a stock bulb to see if I was drawing to much power? If anyone has heard of this leave me a comment!

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I put a Redtop in 3 years ago, has the battery warming sock around it (OEM equip.). Now Iíve been noticing it hasnít been holding the best charge, and when the vehicle is running everything effects the power drastically ( turn on the fan full headlights dim) Is it done after 3 years? It looks almost like wet by the negative terminal.
Ranger is parked heated underground at night, but is in Edmonton Alberta where it can reach -40 in the winter and has had mild offloading.
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Alternator? I'd get that checked out first. Never know. For 200 each they better last more than 3 years or I will be upset.
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Replaced Alternator last year
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Just got off the phone with SummitRacing, their replacing the battery for free just $55 shipping. YAY!
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While you are at it… replacing the battery that is !
Redo all of your connections/wiring from the alternator to the stater and everything in between or at least as much as you can afford AND do not forget a very important part "new ground wires", a must do.
Negative Battery Post to the frame and engine and one to the body/cab from the battery.
There is never too many ground wire and they all should go back to the battery.

The above is a lot of work, (good results type of work but work), at least clean all of the connections, add some connection paste (Dielectric Paste) and add one ground wire from the Negative Battery Terminal to one of the Starter Mounting Bolts. the Battery to Starter ground wire increases the electrical path threw the starter and allows it to turn up better.

Luck and great that a new battery is only $55…
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