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2003 ford focus. battery light comes on but dimly lite

Seems in cold weather, after a couple a minutes, usually at night with heater fan, rear defroster, and lights, the battery light starts to glow dimly, not bright like when you turn engine on, and stays on most of time, even for a minute or two after you turn engine off. may not happen next time, but seems more consistent in cold weather.... dealer tested everything, but it wasn't happening when he had the car in a nice warm shop. took it to local mechanic but stopped by time he got chance to look at it. battery tested ok for him and only thing he noticed alternator dropped once or twice below 12.5 volts for him with draw on it for a couple seconds. but again, it was a warmer day for him

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    i don't know what to do here, i don't have the money to get an alternator either.

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Alternator by thesound of it turn on all electics on dark night if lights get brighter when you rev your engine id change alternator

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