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Battery light on the dash is on but dim when the car runs.

Just started. when the key is in ACC and the dash lighs come on for the test the battery light is dim from the bigining and stays on still dim.

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  • vw_king_of_h Jan 22, 2009

    only whne the key is in ACC or the car is running

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Is the battery light on when key out of switch?

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  • keitho54 Jan 22, 2009

    If you have access to a multi meter check voltage at the battery and the alternator B terminal they should be the same round 14 volts.

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