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Generator Light Replaced battery and light did not come on. The next day it came after traveling for about 30 minutes. What else should we check? Battery cables, alternator, belts, etc.

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Alternator can have bad brushes in it. They are not hard to replace if autozone sells them.
Otherwise it can also be a fuse which leads from alternator to battery.

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