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The battery icon on the dash comes on what does that mean?

Comes on when i go into the higher rpm

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In a 2002 Grand Caravan What dose the Battery looking dash light mean when it comes on and stays on? Has a new battery in it.


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If the battery dash light remains on, it is a strong indication that you have a recharging issue. The new battery will only work if the alternator keeps it charged well. My suggestion would be to take your car to a mechanic and have your alternator tested.

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The battery icon on the dash comes on when in higher RPM


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ECT stands for Electronically Controlled Transmission. When you push the button in, there should be a light on the dash that says "ECT POWER". This changes the normal shift times (based on engine vacuum, rpm, and throttle position to a later point. This means simply that the engine rpms will go higher before shifting to a higher gear when you're accelerating. It helps build speed more quickly but uses more gas to do so

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ECT stands for Electronically Controlled Transmission. When you push the button in, there should be a light on the dash that says "ECT POWER". This changes the normal shift times (based on engine vacuum, rpm, and throttle position) to a later point. This means simply that the engine rpms will go higher before shifting to a higher gear when you're accelerating. It helps build speed more quickly but uses more gas to do so.

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Headlights flickering consistant with engine RPM. also, battery light on dash flickers with RPM


Your alternator is worn or the voltage regulator (usually built into most modern alternators) is failing.

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Battery comes on and off at higher RPM


The alternator has a regulator built in to it. Alternators create an alternating current that then goes through some diodes that create the DC voltage that the car runs on, and charges the batery.
The diodes, and the regulator are built in to the alternator in nearly every new car. When the car is running at a lower RPM it sounds like they are doing there job just right. At the higher RPM's the alternator makes a higher voltage that must be regulated to about 14 volts for your accessories, and your battery to charge. It sounds to me like the regulator inside the alternator is wearing out. If you take your car to Checker, Kragen, or equivelant, they can do a test on your regulator for FREE.
The Checker by my house will only do this test while the sun is shining outside so you might want to call first.
Take your car in to them and when they are testing it rev the car up so the problem will manifest itself while on the machine.
You will probably have to change out the whole alternator, diode, regulater. (They are a package deal.)
I would get the lifetime warrenty one if you need to replace it. That doesn't mean it wont break down in the future, but it does mean you won't have to pay for a new one ever again for that car.
Presto.

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There may be no loss of voltage, but is there a surge of voltage?

As for the battery itself when tested, it should read 12-12.5Volts across the
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Another cause for the battery light could be your ECU has detected an error

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