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Battery light on

My battery light came on, I replaced the battery and had my alternator checked. The alternator checked fine (took to 3 different places). Why is battery light still on? How do I reset this?

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Welcome to Fixya! Have you checked the Belt Tensioner? If the Belt is even Slightly lose it will cause the Alternator to not Fully charge the Battery causing the Battery light. If this is good try Disconnecting the Battery for a little while, and also theck the Battery Terminals for Corrosion. Reinstall the Battery cablea and Make sure they are good and tight. The light should turn off.

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Sounds like either you got a bad alternator or that wasn't the problem to begin with. The ABS light came on because the system voltage was below 11 volts and the car died because the system voltage became to low for the computers to function. Now that you put a new battery in, the voltage is up and everything will work fine for awhile until the battery looses enough of its charge and the ABS light will come back on and the car will die.
Sounds like the alternator that you put on is working but not good enough. Take it back and get another one. 

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Usually unplugging the battery for ten minutes would reset things.. but it does still sound like an issue... any trouble starting it ?

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This means you are using battery satnavs can drain the battery very fast also interia ligths

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