Q: Battery and brake lights on

asked by on February 11, 2016

The battery and brake lights are illuminated on the dash.

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Hello. The battery light being displayed on the dashboard is a common indicator of a faulty alternator. The alternator supplies proper power to the vehicle while the engine is running. If it fails, the vehicle wont be able to supply the needed voltages to properly power the braking system, which is why the brake light came on. I suggest that the starting and charging system is tested for issues. Faulty alternators will often cause a vehicle to shut off and require towing. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the illuminated lights and make the necessary repairs.

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