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My battery light is on,I just replaced the alternator and battery but my lights are still dim and the battery light is still on??????

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    Corey Robertson Oct 18, 2013

    Oh and did I mention I just got a brand new alternator and a brand new battery!

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Check the fuses! Many times I have replaced alternators just to find the fuse was blown that tells it to charge. This doesn't mean the alternator wasn't bad, that's what causes the fuse to blow. Just my guess, not knowing anything about what make or model it is.

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Alternator bearings dry change the alternator again You should get a new one under warranty if its only 5 months old.

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