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  • fates24 Sep 13, 2008

    new battery alternator replaced batery light stays on and now radio cuts off

  • drew14469 Sep 21, 2008

    I have the same problem Tested the battery, alternator and starter all are fine. As well the Air bag light stays on.

  • thebleeding_ Jan 03, 2009

    i just changed the battery, tested the alternator, the battery light did stay on after i changed the battery.Now my car is dead and does not turnover at all....????

  • tman jali Jan 08, 2009

    same problem, new battery , new alternator, light comes on start-up.

  • stephaniday Jan 27, 2009

    I have the same problem with my battery. I got a new battery and tested the alternator, everything was ok. My air bag light was on all of the time and nothing was wrong with the air bag. My car died out of the blue and couldn't even be jump started!! I got another battery and checked to see if my car would hold the charge and it was fine. So crazy. I still have no idea what is wrong with my car. 

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    I have the same problem - just brought new battery and had a new alternator put on. Ran good for 1month. Now the battery light is flashing again.

  • joelle816 Feb 28, 2009

    I also have the same problem, just got a new battery and the alternater is testing good, so what is the problem the battery light will not go off.

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    I totally have the same problem, just replaced the battery today and i'm getting 14 volts which means my alternator is working fine. My battery light stays ons

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    battery light flashes on periodically for seemingly no reason.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    I have a 96 cavalier and the battery light went on, as well as the ABS light. My airbag light started flashing and the radio died. I tried to restart it and it wouldn't turn over. The battery was tested at autozone, and it was junk so I got a new one. After I replaced it, the battery light is still on.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    I have a 1987 Chevolet Cavalier that has a new battery and new alternator but the battery is not staying charged


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Mazda Mpv 2000 I also have the same problem, the alternater is testing good- 14.12Amp, so what is the problem the battery light will not go off.

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I have a 2004 Mazda 3 An I have the same problim. I have replaced the alternater 3 time an this time there saying its the computer.. But I took it to mazda an thay say alternater.

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I changed the alternator and put a new battery in and the charging system light come on and stay on. and don't keep a charge. what else can i do its a 05 mercury motego premier

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Car died after 3 days having battery charging light on. I brought it to a specialist in alternator. He said the Alternator IC is broken, either bypass or buy a new one. I decided to buy new one. Problem solved . Cost me 300 dollars for labor and new alternator

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SOURCE: Charging Light On After Replacing Alternator/Battery1999Windstar

Hi, I can't tell you exactly what is wrong because there is too much involved at this point, what with 2 shops working with it, but I can give you some advise on what else to check. On the alternators and the wiring that supports them a small volt charge is taken off one of the slip rings, where the brushes ride, for the purpose of turning out the light. As I remember, this is a yellow wire that runs back to the dash.

To the alternator, it would be one of the wires that plug into the side of the alternator case.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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Check with dealer there are recalls on the 2000.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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SOURCE: F350 2004 6.0 brand

The first thing I would do is remove the alternater and take it to an auto parts store and have them check it. If the alternater is working good, then check the belts are routed and have the right tension. Either of these can keep the battery from charging. It's very common that a rebuilt alternater isn't working properly. If all these things are correct, check the live wire to the alternater is live. If it isn't alive you have problems in the wiring and I would take it to a mechanic.

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SOURCE: 2002 kia sedona van


There has been known issues with the alternator on several year/versions of this car. If memory serves me right, there was a TSB for the alternator either over or undercharging.The TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) specifies replacing the alternator and re-flashing the PCM.(Powertrain Control Mudule).

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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SOURCE: just fitted new alternator but battery light not working

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