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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: The low battery icon started
Initially and based on your description, it is doubtful if the problem is "shortage or fuse related". To my understanding, your concern is that the "low battery indicator" comes on and off. This indicator although says battery is low actually indicates that the battery is not charging. And the only component in your vehicle responsible for this is the alternator. It could possibly be then that:
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Posted on Jul 23, 2008
The brake light combined with the battery light tells me that your alternator is not sufficiently charging the battery. These 2 lights illuminate in tandem when the voltage regulator is not seeing over 12.5 volts. You are going to probably have to replace the alternator, or get it checked & overhauled at an alternator shop.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
SOURCE: 99 discovery/ dies while driving
sounds like the belt is loose. if it has a tensioner check and or replace it, if not tighten the belt. or the alternator tests ok but is actually not working at low rpm. or the battery is shorted. electricity is tricky
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
Remove power to all aftermarket components, if you know how to use a multi-meter connect to power source inside vehicle.. Drive normal, if voltage drops below 12v while driving, it is faulty alternator. If bat light comes on and voltage is above 12v the plug on the alternator might be correded and throwing faulty light, or bad ground in gauge cluster...
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
sounds like it's your alternator, your alternator charges your battery and runs car once it is started. if you have a bad alternator your battery light will come on, and shortly after your vehicle will die, unable to restart without a jump. I would take your battery to autozone or an auto shop to have your battery and alternator tested.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
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