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How safe is it to keep running the Saturn sl 1995 after the battery light comes on indicating that a new alternator is required?

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Eventually the battery will go dead and the car will stall. Doesn't sound very safe.

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

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Changed the alternator in my 1996 saturn sl 1 and now my lights are flickering and my battery light is also flickering


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How safe is it to keep running the car until I can get a new alternator once the battery light comes on


not very safe,when the battery runs out of power the car will die,doesnt matter where you are,could be on the highway or at a light in town,and it will also shorten the life of your battery if you drain it down all the way

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The battery light came on all of a sudden. Car is running but the battery light on the right hand side of my 1995 sl won't go out. Stillo starts fine.


The battery light is on to let you know there is a problem with the charging system. It has nothing to do with just the battery. Typically them come on when the alternator output voltage is low and usually indicate that the alternator has or is failing.

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