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The low battery icon started coming on after I was at the car wash and my 1yr turned on all the lights and the radio was on. needless to say I needed a Jump to get home. Then the low battery indicator started coming on at anythime that the car had set for a feew hours, but if I drove again with in 1 hour the light would not come on. I purchased a new battery (Autocraft Titanim) assuming the battery was bad since the light continued to pop on and off. However, after having the new battery installed; the light has still been popping on and off. The guy at Advanced Auto said it my be a shortage or fuse related. What is your opinoin? The vehicle is a 2004 saturn Vue Redline

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  • siannonShant Sep 09, 2008

    I left my lights on for an hour before someone came and got me. The car started okay but the light comes on when I start up the car. Wallymart mechanic said I needed a new batter. The light in the battery is green, car runs and starts good. Should I worry?

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Hi,

Initially and based on your description, it is doubtful if the problem is "shortage or fuse related". To my understanding, your concern is that the "low battery indicator" comes on and off. This indicator although says battery is low actually indicates that the battery is not charging. And the only component in your vehicle responsible for this is the alternator. It could possibly be then that:

  1. belt is slipping (most likely); and/or
  2. the alternator is defective (either diode or regulator) (likely)
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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