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Battery light My battery light came on yesterday and my car ran fine on the way to work. After work it started with no problem, then i stopped at the store and it wouldnt start back. After about an hour it started but on my way home my lights would go dim, all the guages would stop working & the radio would go off & on. If i would give the car more gas everything would start back up. I bought a battery this morning but the light is still on. Do I need a Alternator?

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    erica kilgore Mar 08, 2009

    To dealt_soul: i tried everything you suggested and it still isnt right. during the day it runs fine at night the battery light comes on then within a few minutes it loses all power. the car runs barely but all lights, radio, bilnkers, everything goes out. any other suggestions. the alternator passed 3 times.


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I had a similar problem and found out that there was battery drainage. My break lights would stay on but I didn't notice because it was random. When they did drain the battery it was in the day and by the time night came ..they were so dim I didn't notice. What had been draining the batter was that there is a little rubber button thing on the back of the brake when you engage it pops out to cause the light to come on ..well if the rubber falls off or gets weak it causes the lights to stay on even if car is off and slowly drains the battery.

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I used to have that kind of problem, it sounds like alternator is not hooked up right, or it is not feeding enough electricity to the alternator, or alternator is not feeding the battery back, so it have to be the wiring connected to the alternator, what you can do is check the wire using the ohm measure, any shop has it, check the wiring connecting to the battery to alternator, hope it helps, letme know if you have tried it

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Check to see if the belt has broke that drives the alternator, if it has not broke, Then check all electrical connections to the alternator. Last take the alt to the shop to have it tested.

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    James Bradburn Mar 08, 2009

    Try turning your head lights on during the day and see if it does the same.


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