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My battery light on the dashboard is illuminated very faint. It stays on while the car is running but I don't see any other symptoms. What can be causing this, and is this the sign of a bigger problem to come?

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Most likely a worn serpentine belt. As the belt gets worn, it becomes slick and slips, thereby not turning the alternator as efficiently as a new belt would and not putting out the charge it normally would. Check the belt and if it's cracked or worn, replace it and I'm sure the light will go out. If this is not the case, bring your car to a shop that features a free test on your charging system for further diagnosis. Best of luck.
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