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Battery light is constantly on and battery went flat after radio and fan was on for long journey,could not start again except for jump start. charged the 2 batteries over nite and has kept charge for over 3 weeks.also the t-belt/water and (!) lights are constantly lit up on the dash. any ideas???

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The battery light is on to indicate to u that the cars alternator is not charging the battery, it doesn't mean the battery is bad, with no charge from the alternator the battery will quickly run flat.

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