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"Check Charge System" Message displayed battery voltage decreasing

Okay, so I'm guessing this message means my alternator has decided to die, as the battery is only a year old. As I was driving home, the battery voltage kept getting lower and, now, after turning the car off, it won't start back up. I called and I can get a rebuilt one for a decent price, but have never replaced one before. It looks like it won't be too hard...are there any things of note I should make sure to attend to when pulling this out and putting a new one in? I would hate to break a finger nail :-P Actually, because of all the integrated computer ****, I just want to make sure that there aren't any other relays or misc gadgets that are going to be affected

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  • tericf27 Oct 09, 2008

    Thank you, tripleauto! Once I got out there and saw the BLARING diagram that is posted inside the hood, I actually had no problem. It only took me about half an hour to do this and everything is hunky dorey :-) But this is a great site, and I will certainly re-visit the when the next thing poops out on me.

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IT IS NOT A BAD JOB. unhook battery first and just unbolt and swap out

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