Q: Charging system problem

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The battery light came on. It has something to do with the charging system.

For this problem, the alternator is the most common failure. I recommend having a certified mechanic like one from YourMechanic, come and test your vehicle for you to see if the alternator or another component is causing the issue. They will be able to properly diagnose your car’s Battery Light and replace your alternator if needed.

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