Q: What does the Charging System warning light mean?

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What does the Charging System warning light mean?

The Charging System warning light is located on the instrument panel, and is connected to the battery. When the battery is not charging properly, the light will illuminate. Tip Like all warning lights, the Charging System warning light briefly illuminates when the car is first turned on. The light is only a problem if it stays lit when the engine is turned on.

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