1998 Hyundai Accent Electrical Issue

Tiny
DLS85
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  • 1998 HYUNDAI ACCENT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,200 MILES
My car, a 1998 Hyundai Accent, has had what I call electrical "hiccups".
The former owners of the vehicle had to replace the battery and alternator, and I'm sure this was a symptom of what I have experienced as well. Whenever I drive or when the car is idling, it will have these "hiccups", some of which have caused the "check engine" light to come on.
A month ago, I went to have my "check engine" light checked, and the message on the reader said something about high voltage. At the place where I had the reading, they tested the alternator, starter and battery. Alternator and starter were fine, but the battery was below standard performance.
I had the battery replaced, and I found out I needed a new negative battery terminal. They put in a cap for my negative battery port for the terminal to fit in.
Recently, I had the terminal replaced, but it's still having the same "hiccup" problem.
I need help with that issue, but I am certain it is something with the electrical systems.
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Friday, February 11th, 2011 AT 4:49 PM

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Tiny
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I am not sure what is meant by hiccup, do you mean the engine seems to miss a beat intermittently?

What was the trouble code retrieved?
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Sunday, February 27th, 2011 AT 1:29 PM
Tiny
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Situation has been fixed recently. The alternator was replaced, and it no longer has these moments where the dashboard and other electrical systems get brighter and work more.
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Sunday, February 27th, 2011 AT 8:39 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the input. It would be helpful for others who might have the same problem.

Have a nice day.
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Monday, February 28th, 2011 AT 1:01 PM

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