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I put a new battery in but the battery light on the console is still illuminated? The light will come on annd stay on for 10-15 min then go out and come back on again. Ther battery is brand new!

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That sounds more like a failing alternator than a bad batter. If you have an autozone nearby I believe they can test your alternator for free and then you'll know if you need to replace the alternator or not.

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Altinator is faulty.

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If you have the truck running and you pull the neg cable off and the car stays running your alternater is good my light stays on but the alternator is fine if the battery dies then its most likly the alternator or the termalals i would replace them any way if they are the original

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