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Charging light glows but battery still charging looks like a wire may be off

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You need a new altetnator, 1 of the diodes are on their way out.

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O1 Suzuki jimny not charging,changed battery and alternator,fuses checked still no joy.


welcome to USA forum the country with ZERO JIMNY !
no books on it either.
My guess is the charge lamp on, what does not charging mean.
  1. charge lamp on,?
  2. battery volts, not 13.3 to 15vdc running, idle 800?rpm?
  3. is charge lamp glowing key on, if fix that now. not running, it must glow or some ALTS will not boot up, called cold excitation current, that some NEED. fix the lamp.
  4. wiring bad. to alt. or alt casing not grounded.
  5. or car stalls.?
  6. or battery goes dead when you sleep or long day at work>?
  7. try to say what NO CHARGE MEANS? why do you say it.?
  8. on new USA cars, some the ECU runs the ALT, so, and 2001 is common here, but I cant look for you can I. (no books on JIMNY)
  9. what engine,, there are many, 658 cc K6A I3 (JB23)
    1,298 cc G13BB I4 (JB33)
    1,328 cc M13A I4 (JB43)
    1,461 cc K9K TD I4 (JB53)
  10. the engines run there own Alternators, very different.

Sep 11, 2016 | Suzuki Jimny Cars & Trucks

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Break and battery light stays on all the time


sold all over earth, what country> we cant guess this....
don't break the brakes....!!!
my guess, you meant the
brake lamps are on keys in pocket. and the battery lamp is dash(charge) glows, keys in pocket. right?
and battery cable kills all this illegal states above. sure.

86 nissan PU.
720 PU>? Datsun>?
or D21 Nissan ( 1986 Dat-SUNS became NISSANS. in USA)
Model years 1986.5 (second half) and later were called Nissan Hardbody Trucks, chassis code D21.

D21 are called HARD BODY trucks. mid year changes.
so???? which is yours.

as you might not ,know , the models are wired diffrent by different exact models and country.
long ago , i had the 86 with the VG30 V6...

so i will roll the dice and answer for
D21
ok?

things off stay on, 101
bad wiring, hacked in wiring, radios,alarms and other things.
all can cause this..... its old and is common on old cars.
but if wiring is not hacked, (id see that in 10seconds in person)
no hacks.
gas engine car not diesel.
USA 86 body
brakes
Im looking now at the schematic and this car has a hot at all times
brake lamp switch. (foot pedal switch)
SO only a bad switch can cause this.... period
now the dash charge (battery ) light stuck on.


my online source ,has the alternator system missing.
so can not comment.
the lamp gets its power from the key switch
if the key switch fails , all warning lanps glow not just the
charge.(battery)
so its not that
my best guess is wiring errors, that put power the the cluster
key off. id bet that is it .

wiring errors to the ignition output is side, key switched power is failing.




Jul 14, 2014 | 1986 Nissan Pickup 4WD 1986

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Batteries keep going flat


No it does not, there is no connection.

If the alternator was not charging, your charge light should glow to tell you that. If the charge light is NOT glowing while driving, then you simply have a dying battery which cannot hold a charge for long.

The oil light not glowing when the ignition is turned on shows only that the globe has failed.

Jan 25, 2014 | 1997 Mitsubishi Montero

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Engine management and battery light on


battery means the charging system is in failure mode.
running engine. all lights glow key on, not running.
so if they glow , the ECU may also report bad charging ( it can)
and glow the CEL lamp, you scan it and see the errors
get it scanned,
btw the car will stall soon, when the battery dies.
so dont drive it.
all autostores in uSa (most) can scan it for free.. 1billion google hits on that now.

Jan 14, 2014 | 2003 Toyota RAV4

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Answer for The dash lights stay on, drain my battery, after having it jumped my car wont turn off while the key is out of the ignition until i open the driver door then the engine cuts off. but my dash...


It is the zenor diode in the alternator that has gone open circuit and back feeding the ignition, need to have the alternator repaired, may be cheaper just to replace. If you disconnect the thin wire (LT wire) on the back of the alternator it will switch the light off and stop your battery going flat, but that will stop the alternator from charging unless you connect it again when you use the vehicle

Dec 20, 2013 | 2005 Suzuki Reno

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Won't start


the alternator is just not charging the battery go thru and make sure ALL CONNECTIONS (battery/starter) are clean tight connections,

Dec 13, 2009 | 1999 Chrysler 300M

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The altanator will charge the battary but it dies over night. jump it off the battary recharges but goes dead again in a few hours.


HI, what your are experiencing is a Battery drain issue.

There are one or more devices that are not shutting down during the downtime of the vehicle. this will cause the battery to drain overnight. You will need to isolate this drain and fix it asap if possible.

Here is the procedure I use to isolate a battery drain. Remove negative battery cable from the battery. Using a 12-volt test light, hook one end to the negative battery post the other end to the negative battery cable you just disconnected. The test light will glow or "light" if there is a drain. If the "light or glow" is faint, that is probably normal draw for the clock or computer. If the "light or glow" is bright, then there is a large drain. That should be corrected. Now start removing and replacing the fuses one by one until the light goes out; that one will be the circuit with the drain. Remember to hold in the button in the door jam for the interior lights. Now about the "miss" in the engine. We would suggest doing a cylinder leak down test, also check for a "flat" cam. If the problem still exists, scan the PCM (computer) for trouble codes.


Jun 18, 2009 | Saturn SC2 Cars & Trucks

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Battery light will not go off


I am posting a generic reply to the "charge fail" lamp (that is the correct term - when the lamp is lit = the battery is NOT being charged) problems rather than a specific cure for the ills in your car.

I suspect a faulty alternator OR an inadvertent short to battery - potential of the wire leading from the charge fail lamp to the battery charging alternator. Please try the following tests (BE CAREFUL while working - you are working near the engine + v belts + fans etc. and a fully charged battery = can be very dangerous)

Locate the three terminals of the battery charging alternator. The largest terminal would be connected to the battery positive cable (may be red in colour). The second terminal could be labeled as "W" = this is the terminal generating a frequency proportional to the engine speed for the tachometer. The third terminal is the WL or D terminal. The Charge Fail lamp is connected from battery positive (via the ignition switch) to this WL/D terminal.

Turn the ignition switch on but don't start the engine. Observe the "Charge Fail" lamp glowing in the dashboard. Now remove the wire going to the WL/D terminal. The "Charge Fail" lamp should now stop glowing. If the lamp continues to glow, there is surely a shortcircuit between the wire from the lamp to the alternator.

As this lamp current is not going to the WL/D terminal due to the short circuit, the battery charging alternator is not producing very little or no output. Check if the battery terminal voltage rises when the engine is running. If the alternator is working correctly, the battery would be at 13.2 Volts with the engine running.

The confirmatory test is to rig a spare lamp (12V, 3 or 5 watt lamp in a holder) between battery + to the WL/D terminal - if that works properly (lit when the engine is stopped and off when the engine ir running), you can connect a new wire from the lamp to the WL/D terminal - do isolate the earlier wire completely from from lamp as well as alternator end.
Hope this helps. Write back if I have confused you further.....

Apurva from Pune, India.

Mar 12, 2009 | 2004 Ford Mustang

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Ford f250 superduty turbo diesel 7.3L Will not crank


Charge the batteries. take a Reading to make sure that you are getting almost 14v to both batteries. If it is not charging then take the alternator back off and have them check it. you might have bought a bad one. There is a way to test the glow plus with out taking them out. ( Take a piece of wire long enough to reach all the glow plugs from the battery. unplug the glow plug wire.If you touch the end of the glow plug with the hot wire it should make a little spark. if no spark then the glow plug is bad. do this to each one, but one at a time)

Feb 25, 2009 | 2003 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab

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1995 ford 7.3 litre diesel glow plugs


the best way i have found to test glow plugs is to disconnect the wire to the plug and get you 12volt test light and put your negitive lead of the test light on the positive battery cable so when you touch the test light to any ground the light will light. so now go check your glow plugs and if you have one that doesnt light the light its burned out.
good luck

Oct 27, 2008 | 1995 Ford F250

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