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Fixya Charges battery at 16.3 volt says check charging system says air bag fault and when I go to start it the next day, the battery is dead. Must be a short somewhere, but I don't know if that's it or not.

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    Matt Van Heuveln May 05, 2013

    and the battery is new and normally charges at 14.7. All of a sudden, it jumped to 15.8 and up to 16.3. Every time I stopped it at 16.3, take it off, go away every time it got back up to 16.3 it would say check charging system air bag error.

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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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SOURCE: The battery in my 1994 olds 98 regency drains down

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

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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

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SOURCE: With the Battery charged it will go dead sitting

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

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SOURCE: 2003 olds aurora charging system low volts

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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