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Battery light comes on for 1-2 minutes than goes off. Just put new battery in car and still is coming on for 1-2 minutes. 2002 Ford Focus

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A low alternator current output will illuminate your 'battery' light. A dying alternator will light it up for a few, on occasion, usually right when the alternator starts to die.

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Check the charging of thebattery as your battery had run down. If the rectifier/regulator is faulty it can show up in this way when the charging takes over after starting.
So before the new battery gets low check the charging current , check charging voltage.

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Hi, might wanna check the atternator ,check the belt make sure it still on .over time they get old and loose. if still on you could do a test, while the car is on diconnect the ground wire off, if the car stays on the atternator is good. if the cars turns off , you got a bad att. thanks hope been some help

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