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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First off, recharge the battery overnight before it freezes. It appears that you have lost the alternator function. As soon as the battery is fully charged, take the vehicle to your favorite auto parts store and have them check the alternator. Don't use any of the accessories to lighten the electrical load on the battery. If the alternator has a shorted diode, it will cause a fuseable-link to burn out in the heavy wire running from the alternator to the starter solenoid terminal (battery cable side). Hopefully, the link is hanging out of the wiring loom so that it won't be hard to find. If the link is burned out, replace it with an exact replacement. These things act as fuses. And of course, replace the defective alternator as well. Be sure to disconnect the negative battery cable before replacing the alternator and other work. Take the car back to the parts dealer after repairs and have them clear the 'check engine lite' with a scanner and verify the validity of your repairs. Hope this helps!
Posted on Jan 17, 2010
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