The light stays on all the time until the battery dies. I can not make or receive calls with it. Like it is not on. I plug it in and the light stays on and when I unplug it it flashes off for a second and then turns back on. Normally when I plugged it in, the light would come on and stay on until it was fully charged then the light would shut off. It would flash intermitently while in use. But nothing happens when I push the button to turn it off/on. Is there something I can do? Is it beyond help? I bought it used, so I don't want to spend any money to fix it.
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Will these lights stay on for an additional 15 to 30 seconds or do they stay on until the battery dies? If it is a delay situation then it is related to the "Day Time Running Light" circuit and is by design. If it is staying on and wont shut off then the "DTRL" control module would be suspected and needs to be inspected. That module is sealed. Please let me know if you have other questions.
Much of the time this is a faulty alternator. It may be charging fine, but when the engine is off may still have a draw on the battery. To start with, you need a test light. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Connect the test light lead to the negative side of the battery and touch the test light probe to the negative cable. If you get a light you have a draw on the battery. that means the battery will be drained in a short time. Disconnect the alternator. If the light goes out it's a faulty alternator. If the light stays on, start pulling fuses one at a time until the light goes off. Do not pull all of the fuses at once! Pull one, if the light doesn't go off, put it back. When the light does go off, whichever fuse it controls is the problem. It's really not that difficult. Good luck.
Myguess is that you have an electrical short which is causing a drain on the battery. The way to check this is to get a 12 v test light. Unhook the negative side of the battery. Hook the test light up between the negative battery post and the battery cable. If the light comes on, You have a short/drain. To find where the short is, you leave the test light hooked up. Then you start pulling fuses until the light goes out. However, your car stereo needs to be completely unhooked before you do this test because most stereos have a constant electrical source so that the clock stays accurate and the memory stays active so your programed stations don't get lost. GOOD LUCK> Keith Lewis-Dayton,Wa.
If the blinking light on a Dell is yellow or amber or orange (somewhere in that color range) and continues to blink the entire time it is plugged into AC power (wall outlet) and when you unplug it from the wall the laptop immediately dies .... then you battery is dead and needs replaced.
If the blinking light stops after a while (perhaps a minute?) and then turns green while plugged into AC power, then it is successfully charging - or so it thinks.
When you unplug it from the wall, does it stay up and running? If it runs, it's OK - just ignore the light and plan on getting a new battery one day, start browsing now. :) If it dies immediately upon unplugging, then your battery is dead and needs replaced.
It seems like a ground problem. First check all fuses to see that they have a good contact. Second, verify the battery terminals for good contact. Third verify the charging condition in the alternator battery system., remember shoul be around 14volts with car running.