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Battery light on and off

While driving my battery light goes on and off When van has sat for 3 days in winter it hesitates when starting it

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The battery light means the alternator is not charging the battery. The charging system would need to be checked out when the light is on.

Posted on Feb 07, 2014

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CHECK CHARGING CIRCUIT WITHOUT LOAD
(a) Connect a voltmeter and an ammeter to the
charging circuit as follows.
HINT:
If a battery/generator tester is available, connect the
tester to the charging circuit in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions.
(1) Disconnect the wire from terminal B of the
generator and connect it to the negative (-)
ammeter lead.
(2) Connect the positive (+) ammeter lead to
terminal B of the generator.
(3) Connect the positive (+) voltmeter lead to
positive (+) battery terminal.
(4) Ground the negative (-) voltmeter lead.
(b) Check the charging circuit.
(1) Keep the engine speed at 2,000 rpm and check
the reading on the ammeter and voltmeter.
Standard current:
10 A or less
Standard voltage:
13.2 to 14.8 V
If the result is not as specified, replace the
generator.

HINT:
If the battery is not fully charged, the ammeter
reading will sometimes be more than the
standard amperage.
8. CHECK CHARGING CIRCUIT WITH LOAD
(a) With the engine running at 2,000 rpm, turn on the
high beam headlights and turn the heater blower
switch to the HI position.
(b) Check the reading on the ammeter.
Standard current:
30 A or more
If the ammeter reading is less than the standard
current, replace the generator.
HINT:
If the battery is fully charged, the ammeter reading
will sometimes be less than the standard current. In
this case, operate the wiper motor and the window
defogger to increase the load and then check the
charging circuit again.

Posted on Mar 05, 2014

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Alternator to be repaiored or replaced,check battery charging voltage by voltmeter it should above 12.5-14.00 volts

Posted on Feb 07, 2014

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SOURCE: car starts run's 3 seconds shuts down

Your car is equipped with a system called PASSKEY standard on all GM cars and light trucks, try the following procedure to reset the system, the battery being dead will trigger the system.

PASSKEY LOCKOUT RESET GM CARS 1999 UP
1) Put the key in the ignition and turn to the "ON" position. Leave it that way for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes turn the key and take it out. Repeat this process (2) more times (3 times, 30 minutes total) This should reset the passlock system to recognize your key.

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SOURCE: 04 Pontian Montana DVD, dead battery

sound like a fault in dvd player.its running battery down.have dealership check it out.sound like a electrical problem.

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