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DyComet
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Battery Light
#1304382 - 08/22/06 02:42 AM

Tonight after coming out of a restaurant I turned on the car and the red battery light was on and it was solid red. I turned off the car and turned it back on and the light was still there. The battery and the alternator are less than 6 months old. The radio keeps turning on and off. Anyone have any ideas of whats goin on?

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Re: Battery Light new
#1304391 (Re: DyComet) 08/22/06 02:55 AM

Your alternator is taking a dump, put another one in before you are left standed. Soon your gauges will start acting up and it'll die on you, symptoms are about to get worse.

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Tony2005
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Re: Battery Light new
#1304432 (Re: RawBurt) 08/22/06 03:50 AM

Originally posted by RawBurt:
Your alternator is taking a dump,..



Maybe but I would check the megafuse first.

Thread with megafuse

Also test the battery and alternator.

Charge the battery well and then test battery and alternator. Your symptoms could be a weak or dying battery (probably due to a bad alternator).

Battery test. Engine off, headlights on for one minute. Voltage across battery terminals should be 12 to 12.5.

Alternator test. Engine running, voltage across battery terminals should be 14 to 14.5.



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DyComet
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Re: Battery Light new
#1304779 (Re: Tony2005) 08/22/06 09:30 PM

Alright so I just took out the mega fuse, is there any way of testing to see if it is still in working condition and would these be at any local stores or would they have to be specially ordered from Bill.

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Re: Battery Light new
#1304784 (Re: DyComet) 08/22/06 09:54 PM

Originally posted by DyComet:
Alright so I just took out the mega fuse, is there any way of testing to see if it is still in working condition and would these be at any local stores or would they have to be specially ordered from Bill.



"Ohm" it. It should be close to O ohms. If it has high to infinite ohms, then you know the fuse is broken.

And I think you can get from Autoparts stores.

Read this thread

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DyComet
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Re: Battery Light new
#1304806 (Re: Tony2005) 08/22/06 10:42 PM

Well I found it at Autozone and since it was only $5 I replaced the part anyway and the battery light still didn't go away. I then had the alternator tested and it isn't powering the battery at all. So I guess now it is safe to assume that I get to replace the alternator again, the "remanufactured" one in the car had less than 5k on it. What a piece.

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Re: Battery Light new
#1304808 (Re: DyComet) 08/22/06 10:44 PM

I knew it... !!!!!

What brand was it?

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DyComet
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Re: Battery Light new
#1304812 (Re: RawBurt) 08/22/06 10:50 PM

I don't really remember, but basically the standard autozone POS brand, and unfortunately, I'm going have to use theirs again because I need the car to be running by tomorrow night. I'm really not looking forward to doing this tomorrow.

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Re: Battery Light new
#1305479 (Re: DyComet) 08/24/06 01:21 AM

Alright alternator replaced and battery light went off....or so I thought. The alternator now whines at high rpm and above 6k the battery light starts to flicker, anyone have any other ideas?

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Re: Battery Light new
#1305490 (Re: DyComet) 08/24/06 01:39 AM

Wiring. What year and how many miles? And did you test the battery?

Also check fog lamp Fuse 5 and the holder.
In this thread

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Edited by Tony2005 (08/24/06 01:41 AM)

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