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I changed cam position sensor because it shorted out the elect system,change battery cables to starter and fused box still have the battery light still on

Shorted out coming up the cajon, but continued to ride, replaced cam position sensor,still not charging

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You need to have your alternator checked. It charges your battery while the car is running. Your battery light comes on when the battery is low on power. You alternator may be weak or not working at all. I would have it tested.

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What was or is the original problem?

You changed the battery,alternator,crank sensor,cam sensor. Why?

If you got no OBD1 Codes,why would you throw parts at it?

You could have used all the wasted money to get it diagnosed at a car care place (your words) in the first place.

Codes don't tell you what is wrong or what to replace.

You may want to include Auto Technology in your college coarses, and get a job as well.

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SOURCE: How do i change the battery on my 2000 pontiac

Remove the brace, there are 3 bolts, then slide the brace out thrugh the fuse box. Remove the bolt that holds the fuse box onto the frame and lift it over and out of the way. Remove the battery hold down bolt, and unhook the battery cables. lift out the battery through the wiring harnesses that remain.

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