Alternator or Battery problem? (Light in dashboard dims in and out)
I noticed that the lights (speedometer) in my dashboard dims, which to me is a sign that I might be running on my battery rather than the alternator and that the battery is now starting to fail, but I'm not much of a mechanic.
Could it be that my alternator is weak and relying on the battery until I press the gas down enough to make it crank high enough? I was suggested to get it "re-timed" or something like that. I've never heard of that process but has someone in here?
Any thoughts or help?
The car is a '98 Hyundai Accent, two door, standard. About 180k KMs.