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Q: What does the Charging System light on the dash mean?

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What does the Charging System light on the dash mean?

A: While there are several very important warn...

While there are several very important warning lights on the dash, if your Charging System light comes on, it means there’s a problem with one or more components in the system. The light looks like a little battery and it means that the battery isn’t charging. This could be because of a failed alternator, but it could also be something as simple as a broken belt.


  • If the Charging System light comes on while you’re driving, immediately pull over somewhere safe. Have your car inspected as soon as possible.

  • Don’t try to drive if the light is on.

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