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Charging System indicator light is on
Hi there. If the charging light is on while the engine is running then that is almost always an indicator of a failing alternator. You should start by checking the connections at the battery to see if they are clean...
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What does it mean if the Charging System light on the dash of comes on?
Your car’s charging system is an essential component – without an operable battery and alternator, your car won’t go anywhere. If the Charging System light is flashing on the dash, there’s something wrong. The main reason for the light to...
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What does the Charging System light mean on the dash in a 2012 Honda Civic?
The Charging System indicator on your car’s dash looks like a battery with a + and – symbol. Like most of your other dash lights, it should come on briefly and then go off after you crank the engine. Here...
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I put in a new battery. Alternator tested fine with meter. What else could it be? Battery light comes on again.
In order to know if the light is coming on for the alternator you will need to test at the alternator when the engine is at 2,000 rpms to see if voltage goes over 15 volts. If it does then...
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What is causing my warning lights to come on?
Your battery and charging system will need to be tested to see if the alternator is charging correctly. The alternator is most likely the cause of your Charge Light and Battery Light coming on. You should replace the alternator after...
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Driving with battery indicator light on
The charging system light is on most likely due to the alternator is not recharging the battery. As you drive it you may loose all power and vehicle will stall. I would recommend having a mobile mechanic like one from...
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Ok so i just got a use but like new alternator on my 2011 chevy cruze and a brand new battery
The voltage output of the alternator should be tested at the battery terminals while the engine is running. You should read output of 13.8 volts on up to maybe 14.4 volts but the value (and range, which is dependent on...
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My car shut down while driving and won't start
If you lost power steering and then lost power to the engine you may have broken the alternator and power steering belt. Your charging system light should of come on before the battery went dead. You should first open the...
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The battery light on
The computer controls the charging system on this vehicle. If you already had an automotive mechanic check the vehicle and they seen the problem is in the computer causing the charging system problem then another mechanic like one from YourMechanic...
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2015 Ford Edge charging system light come on ?
There may be a fault with the alternator and/or the battery. You can use a voltmeter to check charging system output at the battery posts. Output should be in the neighborhood of 14.5 volts but the actual specification will depend...
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charge indicator light is on, alternator is charging fine and battery is good. what is the fault
The charging system light may be computer controlled on some vehicles or controlled by the instrument cluster circuit or the alternator output. We would need your vehicle year, make and model with engine size to give a better diagnosis for...
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650cc battery running at 950cc
Charging system output should be verified against factory specifications as the alternator may have failed thus causing the battery warning light to illuminate. It is also possible that the serpentine belt is not properly driving the alternator. If the alternator...
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I just put a new alternator and battery and it still comes on what to do please help
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first step is to make sure all battery cable and alternator connections, are clean, dry, and tight. The second test is to have the vehicle scanned for diagnostic codes, in case there is...
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Battery light flashes on n car is hard to turn. Then light turns off n I have control of car
Charging system output should be verified against factory specifications as the alternator may be failing or have failed thus accounting for the battery light. It is also possible that the serpentine belt does not have adequate tension and thus is...
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My Honda Odyssey 2006 has the battery light on while running. I believe there is a slight smell as well.
The battery light is telling you that there is a malfunction in the charging system. The smell might be fluid leak, or if there is an electrical problem you might be smelling burning insulation. When the charging system is not...
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Hello, thank you for writing in. When a vehicle has alternator issues, the entire car is forced to run off of the battery. As you can imagine, this stresses out the battery and can cause it to prematurely fail. Start...
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The car drove fine. I came back out and are lighting bolt popped up and it won't go over 5mph 2006 Dodge Charger
If the charging system is malfunctioning this can cause the computer to go into failsafe mode and limit speed so you can safely get off the road. You will need to have the system checked and scanned to see if...
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Lost power steering and now my brake and battery light are on is the car safe to drive
Check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder. If the fluid level is normal and the brakes work normally, it might be safe to drive to a repair shop but beyond that, no, it is definitely not safe to...
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Charging system light.
The charging system light will illuminate when the vehicle control system detects a problem with either the battery or the alternator. Typically, the alternator is the cause for the light. If the alternator is not able to maintain the battery...
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What does it mean when your charging system failure light comes on out of no where while driving?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is detecting an issue with the alternator or the battery. When supplied power from the system is too low or too high, the monitoring system will alarm you. You should have the...

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