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Battery light on dash comes on.

When you start it the battery light is off turn on head lights and ac and it comes on. I have replaced the battery, alt.and a used pcm. Please help.

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  • dale kirkland Jan 02, 2009

    The alternator I installed was from auto zone. I am geting it checked tomorrow.

  • dale kirkland Jan 02, 2009

    Today I took the alternator to auto zone had it checked it had a diode problem. Got another had it checked . checked good put it on same problem. charged battery same problem. checked with obdII no codes. battery was 12.9 v cranked engine turned lights and ac on volts fell. ???

  • dale kirkland Jan 06, 2009

    Found problem.

    Inline fuse blown.

  • dale kirkland Jan 07, 2009

    I just want to thank everone who gave advice on my problem when you are stumped any advice is good everyone who replyed was helpful. MANY THANKS.

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The lite comes on due to the increased load on the alternator, the alternator has a failed diode in the rectifier, the output is lower than normal due to this diode problem, u can either rebuild the alternator for around $50 or install a rebuilt, that will depend on your skill level.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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    yadayada Jan 02, 2009

    Kragen alternators are the worst rebuilt units i have seen, once helped a man who put 4 on before he got a good one, this problem kind of problem is common with there rebuilts, get one from NAPA, or Carquest auto parts, they are the best around.

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    yadayada Jan 06, 2009

    I tried to help, I gave th best advice I could based on the info u provided, I think a helpful rating was more in line (I do this on my own time), but anyway good u found the problem.

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    yadayada Jan 07, 2009

    If I was helpful why the THANKS FOR TRYING RATING, u said evweryone was helpful.

  • honey5085 Sep 12, 2011

    Where is the inline fuse?

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