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1998 Ford Contour Light on and mega-fuse

Hi, I just saw a message you answered.
My 98 Contour 6 cly. has the battery light on steady whenever I run the car. I did some research on the web. I had battery replaced and voltage checked. The light is still on. Some suggested to replace the 175 amp mega-fuse.

Your message also mentioned this, and said about the mega-fuse "There is a 3 inch long cover you pop off and you will see it. It takes a 10mm socket to unbolt it. Remove the fuse and ohm it out".

I removed the coil pack and was able to reach the mega-fuse, which is hard to unbolt. So I measured/ohm'ed it without removing it from its connection, either with the fuse cover on or removed, The continuity between the two poles are fine. So I didn't bother replace it with the new mega-fuse I alerady bought.

My question is,
1. is the measured result correct to measure without removing it first? (I see no reason otherwise).
2. if there is nothing wrong with the mega-fuse, the new battery and with alternator seeming OK, what could have caused the battery light staying on?
3. will my new battery go dead after a while?
I have seen similar questions about this model of the car but did not see a good answer for the same problem.

Thanks.

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Well if the ohm's are showing OK, then you may actually have a more serious problem, it is never good that the voltage light is on or stays on.

my suggestion is to take it up to autozone and tell them you want a trouble code done.

This is free and it will tell you exactly what is wrong....

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