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so i woke up this morning my pony apparently decided to take a siesta this weekend and ended up in a coma that elctroshock therapy. after the precedure was done it took another and everytime i tap the brakes, turn on the lights etc etc. all the electrical goes out in my car. i suspect it is the infamous alternator. it is an 06 GT with right around 30k. what could cause this. someone please help before i go buy an alterantor that isnt needed. also what is a good alternator if i need to get one. i am stuck going with autozone or orielys and the cheaper end and replace with a better one later money is a bit tight. thanks for any help
 

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Remove your alternator and go get it tested at the closest store. That will tell you if its the alt or not. If it is, just buy whatever one is the cheapest if you plan on replacing it again. Most of those parts have a year warranty so I wouldn't worry about it if you plan on replacing in the next year.
 

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cool man thanks can they check it on the car
 

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And it just couldn't be the battery is dead??? Do you have the factory Shaker headunit? They are notorious for draining the battery.
 

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Do you have the factory Shaker headunit? They are notorious for draining the battery.
Interesting:eek: Can you elaborate on this please? I am only asking because I do have the shaker500 head unit and would be nice to know if it wise to change it out. Sorry for hi-jacking the thread.
 

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did you try leaving your car running for a good 10-15 minutes just to be safe with the radio/lights off... kind of simple thing but who knows...
 

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They can check it on the car. I work at Advance Auto and we have the equipment to do that. And even give you a nifty print out with graphs and pictures on it!
 

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Well i didnt leave it running but i did drive for qpabout ten min. Anyway went to oreileys and found out it was my battery, and my alt was good so my xar now has a optoma red top. :)
 
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