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Charging system failure message appears, van won't start but lights, radio, etc will come on

Van won't start, lights, radio, etc. works

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Get a jump and go to auto zone or advanced auto and they will check out your system and tell you what you need- cheers Denny

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SOURCE: audio system failure after service station installs new battery in EX,4cyl,4dr

No, i don't think its a code issue, maybe the player is not fit with the car, that things happening, i recommend on sony's players, they are strong and high quality players.

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SOURCE: 1995 Nissan 4 cly PU; electrical system failure

Sounds like you are not getting ignition power. Have you checked all the fusable links under the hood? Could be an ignition switch as well.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Charging System Failure Light

This is a common problem with these cars. I have had it come on also a couple of times. No need to worry unless it stays on.

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Sounds like starter selanoid, but first make sure battery connections are clean and tight, if sure they are then turn on headlights and try to start if still clicks and lights dim its starter.

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SOURCE: charging system failure

Hello! The problem you are experiencing is most likely due to a fautly or malfunctioning alternator. You can take the car to any major auto parts store, and they can do a FREE charging system test which will tell you if your alternator is operating (and charging the battery) properly, as well as if your battery is accepting the incoming charge from the alternator.

Hope this helps and good luck!

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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