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Battery gauge pegged in the red, but the meter shows 14 volts on battery and alternator while on and off....

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Volt gauge in Instrument Panel Cluster sounds bad, just off a little bit. Would have to replace IPC, through dealer. That can be a little expensive, if reads ok at
alternator, would not worry about it. May want to have checked with a alternator tester at a dealer to be sure. hope this helps.

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