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Battery Light comes on, system check shows charging system ok

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You could have a bad connection somewhere. Possibly on the alternator. You also may have a bad ground somwhere. Hope this helps any

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I had the same problem with a 99 sable and it was the drive belt

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If you have a voltmeter check battery voltage with the engine running. Should be around 14.7. If it's only around 12 volts chances are the alternator is bad and needs to be replaced.

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check the battery might need repalcing or it cud be alternator plug loose

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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Hi. If this light comes on when your alternator is not making electricity and the car is running off of battery power alone. you'll either need to replace your alternator belt or the alternator, but before you do this, go ahead and check your battery connections. Sometimes cleaning the connections will fix a charging problem.

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