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Battery light keeps coming on

I just had my alternator and serpantin belt replaced 3 days ago , my battery is 6 months old , the shop said its good, but the battery light is now on all the time???????? can anyone tell me what the problem could be? I took it in last night but they said it was fine, I noticed when they were running the engine really high the temp gauge went way up, normally it sits just over half way ....... need advise please

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It could be just a bad contact at connector,and yes i would ask them to fix it,its atrouble indicator light of the charg. system

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