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I have replaced my battery twice in less than nine months and the battery light still stays on. No other warning lights have come on. It drives fine for a few days with the battery warning light on than it wont start at all

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  • k_murphy_86 Jul 21, 2008

    Thanks heaps Dave!! Spot on with the Alternator!!!

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Hi k
im dave
with the car off using a digital multimeter check the voltage output of the battery. it should be around 12.8 volts
turn on your car (if you can) and then check the voltage again it should now be around 14.6-14.8. have someone turn on the heater blower motor to high and look to see if the voltage goes down when started and then climbs back up. it should . after that with the blower still on high turn on the rear defoster and look for the same scenario. slight drop then return to around 14.5 v or higher. If the response is other than described replace the alternator.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

  • dave barry Aug 22, 2008

    hi k



    dave here.



    thanks for the rating and glad i could help save you heaps of time and money. shops rarely diagnose the alternator unless the car wont start or will only stay on momentarily costing money in wasted diagnosis time. i assume you changed the alternator yourself it is a very simple task?

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