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2002 KIA OPTIMA

BATTERY LIGHT CAME ON WHILE DRIVING THE LIGHTS STARTED TO DIM WHILE I PULLED INTO DRIVEWAY AND PARKED LIGHTS STARTED TO GO ALMOST OUT. I TURNED CAROFF TRYED TO TURN BACK ON AND IT WOULDNT TURN OVER JUST CLICKED

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There is without a doubt an issue in your cars charging system. Depending on location there are a few cheap options. First of all I would get the battery charged back up to full power on a lower amp charge. Once charged, start the vehicle up and see if you have the battery light on. If you do, drive it an autozone and have them check the battery and charging system for free. More than likely it's your altenator. I would first check for fuses for the altenator either under hood or in cab. The owners manual will give a break down of fuse locations and what each fuse gives power too. let me know if you need farther assistance

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