Ok to confirm it is finally fixed now. Called teh Aunty last night to check on her (the car :P) and its all fine now. Plus she has access to cheaper mechanics so she will have the gauges and the light flicker looked at (brights won't turn on)
Plus I get to use her truck while the cars up in Fort Atkinson, WI about an Hour away.
Heres a couple pics of her old F-150. Drives pretty good. 186k on the ticker. Bonne comes home in a couple days. Would've taken more pics but the batteries died (thank god I have rechargables!)
Rusty should be its name.