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The battery gauge on my 04 Bonneville moved far right.

What does it mean when the battery gauge goes all the way to the right? It doesn't do it consistently, and it doesn't seem to affect the way the car runs. Will it damage the car or cause it to eventually die if I continue to drive it like that?

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Yes, have your alternator tested. If it's putting out too much voltage, it could damage a lot of things in your electronics, as well as your battery.

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