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Low battery voltage light battery won't hold charge 2002 S60

Low battery voltage light comes on and battery won't hold charge...tested battery after light went on and it was only running at 10.4...drove a half a mile and stopped it and it is dead won't start. tried starting and got multiple clicking...returned 2 hours later and tried starting car and it started drove around for about 10 minutes light came back on again and here I sit.. hoping it may be just a voltage regulator? I read that they cannot replace the voltage regulator alone but that you need to replace the entire alternator? please advise. Thank you! KP

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Agreed, you can do one of two things. Replace the alternator, or get some new brushes and try out your soldering skills. Good luck.

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Yup, time for a new alternator. Most models have the regulator built into the alternator, so it makes it a little bit more expensive - but it will resolve your problems. If you are driving at night with a load on your charging system (lights and radio on), you will probably notice you have dim headlights. If you don't change it soon, you'll end up having to replace your battery too.

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