Battery light came on dash motor quit, Battery so hot needed gloves to remove it. Put in brand new battery and alternator drove ten miles light on again volt meter shows 14.75 to 15.20 at 2000rpm. Any thoughts whats up with this?
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Check to see that the trunk light and glove compartment light actually turn OFF when the trunk and glove box doors are closed. Also, if one of the diodes on the alternator has failed, it may still test "good." With the car sitting, ignition off, fully-charged battery, check to see if the back of the alternator is HOT. If it is HOT, replace the alternator.
often it is the tiniest light or circuit eg tailgate, trunk or door interior light switch. wait for dark and then check for the glove box light or under hood light or other interior light. is the radio turning off ok?
with the ignition and motor turned off connect a 12v voltmeter to the battery then disconnect/reconnnect one fuse at a time and observe when the voltmeter flickers. remember that alarm systems and clock in radio draw current at all times. with the engine off, put your hand on the alternator. if it is hot then the battery is trying to make it spin like a motor due to a failed rectifier. these are built in to the alternator housing so an exchange alternator is needed.
it may be that your battery has seen better days. batteries are very sensitive to cold weather. have the battery load tested. better a new battery now than stuck in the snow with a dead engine
This is definitely the Blower (Fan) Motor Resistor located behind the dash Glove Box.
Remove the Glove Box completely to access.
It is mounted onto/slightly into the fire wall and has 3 to 4-wires going into it. I believe there are two (2) 8-mm bolts holding it on. It is shape like a 3 1/2 inches wide by 1 1/2 inches high.
Disconnected the negative side of the battery first
Unplug the resistor.
Remove and replace with new resistor.
Re-plug back in.
Reconnect the negative side of the battery.
Check operation before re-onstalling the glove box!
i had the same problem,to me it was the ac/heat door actuator,this turns a motor for the temperature contol, when its broken it ither stays at just one temperature or flips from hot to cold constantly , if it is this is its not a cheap fix. if you go to the dealer just the actuator costs you about $200 and labor is $800 they will tell you that they need to take the whole dashboard out and thats why it will take 8 hours. what i did was get one from the junkyard for $50 and install it myself,all you have to do is open the glove box and take out a 3-4 screwd weird shaped box (actuator) its a tight space but it posible to take out with out pulling the dash,it saves you $800. it took me about half an hour to change it.
1st thing to check would be the alternator, to make sure it's charging the battery. If it's not, the red battery light would come on. Most major parts stores offer free battery and charging system checks, they can tell you if the alternator is not charging. Have it checked asap, as the new battery will be dead soon if it's not being charged. countrycurt0