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Battery light is still on even though I changed the battery.

I changed it because the car would not start and it acted like the battery was dying and the battery light was on. So I changed the battery and the car starts but the battery light is still on.

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Might be a weak battery.

Check the battery like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.
If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.
Check that the battery cable plus post, goes to the starter, Minus post to a good ground, like the engine.
If wiring is ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection.
Problem is most likely the Solenoid or starting relay, whichever the car uses.
Hope this helps.

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The battery light indicates that there is a problem with the charging system. It

Posted on Feb 09, 2012

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    Jeremy W. Feb 09, 2012

    It doesn't mean the battery is bad. Most likely the alternator is your real problem. With the engine running there should be more than 14 volts at the battery. If there is not the alternator would be the most likely culprit.

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