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Battery light flashes

My 2003 Mazda tribute misses and the battery light flashes. I have already changed the battery and the alternator.What else could it be?

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  • dbonv985 Jun 11, 2008

    No engine codes.

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    over drive off flashing . won't turn over drive on

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    battery light gtay on already chang alternator

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My 04 Tribute had the same problem. It turned out to be the very early stages of the alternator going out. It lasted for almost a year before I needed to finally get it changed.

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Sounds like part of a wiring harness is shorting to ground or breaking a ground connection. Check engine to frame ground straps and engine compartment wiring. Look for loose or broken leads esp. alternator and battery wires. Perhaps the power lead to the computer is faulty causing the truck to misfire. Any engine codes?

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  • mark thompson Jun 11, 2008

    Stick with the obvious for now, in other words, things you can check like the wiring and ground straps. You may have to have it professionally diagnosed. If you do, keep track of EVERYTHING the truck does that seems attributable to the problem so you pay for less diag time.

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