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Why does my battery light keep going on and off and the battery is sometimes getting drained but only when the light is on.

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The alternator is failing or the voltage regulator. usually the voltage regulater is built in. also check that the belt is tight that drives the alternator.

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OK, the battery light is directly connected to the alternator's circuitry. So, if you see the light on when the car is running, the car is draining. I would have the alternator replaced to solve the intermittent problem.

Diodes or a bad voltage regulator in the alternator is the probably cause, in my opinion.

Also, check the belt's tension on the alternator before changing it.

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You have a problem with you altenator, my friend

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