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On the Festiva, there is no amp meter on the dash, so you have to rely on a red light that comes on if there is a problem with the battery or charging system. The light is on your dash and has a + - sign on it, indicating that its related to the battery/charging system.

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It looks like a red battery when it is lite up

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hi with the engine running at idle .get a multimeter and check for a voltage of between 13.5 volts and 14.7 at the battery terminals lower than 13.5 or higher than 14.7 replace alternator.

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Please take the car for a sca because in cases like this, it is the alternator that is sending a signal of malfunction.

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Looks like you have a few issues there.

1. The battery warning. This is indicative of a weak battery and if your battery is 3 years old or more I would replace it.

2. If you have a weak battery this can trigger other warning lights in the vehicle, typically the ABS warning but sometimes other warning lights as well depending on the electronic features in the car. If you replace the battery this should correct the battery warning and most likely the ABS warning if both of these warnings appeared at the same time.
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3. If the alternator on the engine is not generating sufficient power and thus not charging the battery at all, or very little, you will likely get a battery warning light. I don't know if your 1999 vehicle has a warning light to indicate a faulty alternator or not.

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You suggested the CE warning has been showing up for a few days and before the battery and ABS warnings popped up.
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