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Battery indicator light remains on

New battery installed, charging system checked out okay, but battery light indicator remains on

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  • dbarnes79 Feb 10, 2009

    I have the same problem on my 97 caravan replaced battery cables,battery,alternator was checked on and off the van and both times checked out good,battery light is still on,scared to drive anywhere ,don't want to be stranded if u get it figured out please help

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Have the alternator checked by itself . i know you had the system checked out . when you have the light on that means open circuit . also run a code testor for the computer of the vechile.

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