Question about 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora
16.3 volts is the high side of the charge rate and will result in boiling the battery dry. Have a load test done on the battery as I fear you have a dead cell that is not holding the charge
Posted on May 05, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
check for power drain in accessories such as under hood light/glove box light/trunk light sometimes these switches stick on and drain battery-but i would also recheck the battery again if one failed never know could be from same batch
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
SOURCE: MY AIR BAG LIGHT IS
hi, what this is basically telling you is that the air bag cylinders are at the end of their optimum charge time so they are on a time delay you will then get the warning you have got untill you get these replaced.
Its just a safety feature telling you to get these parts changed and not drive the car untill you get them changed.
So changing these cylinders will solve your problem but this isnt the kind of job you can do yourself as you are dealing with a pottential explosive and can cause serious harm to you and others around you so please leave this job to a pro plus the light needs resetting witch can only be done by a garage that has been trained in doing air bag work so keep this in mind.
Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok
Posted on Dec 17, 2009
theres a draw somewhere. these are sometimes hard to pinpoint.start by checking that all lights turn off,glovebox underhood light all lights,you will need a meter to meter the draw amps, then with key off doors closed look at the draw amount,.02 to.03 is allowable, start removing fuses and watch if amps drop,one fuse at atime, start with this to try and pin down a location of the draw.hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
The alternator is most likely the problem, it isn't putting out enough of amps to charge the battery, but enough to keep it going which won't last long. Before assuming the battery or alternator, try your battery connections for corrosion or tightness. If you live close to an auto parts store they can check the battery and alternator to see which is the problem. The battery will not hold up long if running lights at night or other power consuming things.
Posted on May 01, 2010
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