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Not charging after trying the remote starter

NOT CHARGING AFTER TRYING REMOTE STARTER.
I knew the remote starter didn't start the van but tried it while waiting for someone. Afterwards when I went to leave, the charging system went. Made it home on the battery.
I am wondering if this would have anything to do with this before I start to take the altenator out (which involves taking out the fan shroud and who knows what else).
I don't know anything about remote starters. I found two burnt fuses (which I replaced) 1 under the dash for the rear door latch & 1 under the hood for the transfer case, I think? Both were 20 Amp fuses.Still not charging, not sure how to check the altenator, Hard to get at especially when van is running (with a boost).
I am figuring there must be a short in the remote starter I would like to disconnect it altogether, I don't use it anyway (or fix it so it actually works). Thanks.

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  • janman May 11, 2010

    to test the alternator just see if its between 13.5 to 15 volts across the battery when the car is running sounds like a serious short if the fuses are 20A, so if they blow again you have to find out what is causing it, (pain in the ***)

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Under the dash there will be 2 red wires going into the remote start unit, there will also be 1 fuse on each red wire, remove the fuses and your remote starter will be disabled, then you can eliminate any isusses with it

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