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Battery light on

I have a 2001 beetle and it has been nothing but problems lately. I just had sensor changed, water pump replaced, timing belt fixed because of overheating and ac quit working. I have only had it 4 days from VW shop and now the battery light is on. I just replaced battery last year. I checked fuse and battery for corrison. okay. Is this serious?

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Sounds to me like the battery isn't charging. I would have to say it is the alternator Here is the website|GRPALTSAMS__alternator___

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