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What dos the message, electrical system service required mean. I've just changed my batteries

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Take the car to an autoparts store and have them test the battery and the alternator output. Most parts stores offer this service at no charge. This should help identify any problem with the charging system and it's free. Sure hope this helped and best wishes.

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