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QUESTION: battery light  almost always on had alternator replaced battery and alternator have enough juice  then almost all of the icons on dash came on for awhile then went out  now just random lights come on and off check engine light  vsc icon etc  alternator light almost always on  car rides ok  2004 highlander awd  what should I do I am afraid to drive too far in  tnis vehilce

ANSWER: Hello, this sounds like an electrical problem that is too involved to deal with in a forum like this and would involve extensive testing using necessary equipment, in this case I would refer you to a local Toyota dealer.

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QUESTION: yeah it's electrical have you ever heard of this  situation before  any ideas on what it would be a panel of some sort, circuit  loose wires etc

You might look for some visible wiring damage, if there are rodents around the area they like to chew on wiring insulation especially under the hood, take a look at the engine wire harnesses, open the fuse box and check the fit of all fuses in their sockets, move some wires and relays around to see if you can duplicate the condition or turn the lights off, check all ground connections, check electrical connectors,  good luck.

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