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I'm at work, just got a call from my wife, she told me the dash lights are alternately dimming and brightening while she's driving and that the car is "shaking" at idle when stopping for traffic lights etc. Also says the service engine soon light came on when she got to work. Can anyone give me an idea where to start? Battery vs. alternator or both in reference to dimming instrument panel lights, or could it be something else? The "shaking" I don't have a clue and won't till I can pull and run the codes. If anyone else has had this kind of thing happen and can give me heads up on some possibilities I'd really appreciate it. Thanks......
 

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2002 ML55 AMG, 2005 Chrysler Crossfire Coupe Limited, 1999 C280
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Witek!

How nice to 'see' you over on this side of the Forum!:D
 

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When mine did that it was my alternator going out due to a huge oil leak coming down from the Cam ... Check it out If your so-cal I can probably find a alternator for 100 from my guy :D
 
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