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I have a brand new alternator and battery in my car but the battery light keeps flashing and the car will lose all power connections and completely shut down and when you turn the car off it will not start up again

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OK, your brand new alternator is either bad, or the wire to it is not continuous, or both.

Actually, the circuitry within the alternator directly controls the Battery/Charge light in vehicles made in North America as well as foreign jobs.

Take your alternator back and have it tested either on a bench, or in your car to verify what I have indicated.

Good luck to you.

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

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