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Darts need a really good battery with no corrosion on the battery cables. If this is the original battery, it's probably gone. Search the forum for posts about bad batteries on Darts. They will do lots of weird things.
 
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You should be good. It takes a few ignition cycles for the electronics to realize it's now ok.
 

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Sounds like a bad ground. Look behind the radio.
 

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Vibration can affect a bad connection. Grounds on the Darts are M6x1.0 studs welded to the body. They are painted in the assembly process and the paint can act as an insulator. When things are intermittent, it's almost always a poor connection.
 

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Yes, it's for the radio, heater, and panel illumination.
 

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I did some searching for pics of grounds for the dash. I found one and it looks like there are others like the two to the left of G211. Other Chryslers in the past had grounds behind the radio on each side of the center hump.
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Just the ones that look like eyelets. Blue is used on any wire end connector or eyelet.
 

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The grounds are likely accessible under the console or under the center stack, just follow the harness. So many things seem to be intermittently losing connections, it almost has to be grounds.
 

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It could be because of a smoother RPM and less vibration at faster engine speeds. The alternator charging voltage is controlled by the PCM but at lower RPMs, less than 13.5 volts may be all it can do. The fact that your alternator is charging above 13 volts is a good thing.
 

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Hmmm, Darts don't seem to like aftermarket stuff. Look at all the problems people have with LED conversions.
 
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