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Battery light My battery light is on in my car. I have the alternator fixed and the mechanic said it is getting a charge, however the light is still on.

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That means it is not alternator, it was battery discharged. Have both checked for free at autozone store. Maybe you need to clean/replace heavy power cables coming out/to battery and out /to alternator, as the deposition reduces the current
Also check the alternator belt for tension by twisting (less when 90 deg) or pressing (1/4 inch freedom)
Hope that helps
Good Luck

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