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Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 05:01 AM
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Last night on my way home my battery light came on, very dim, but there. This morning the same.
I checked the alternator and where the cable is attached which feeds the battery; the reading was about 17 volts. I then checked the battery and the reading there was about 12 volts.
So, the alternator is charging the battery, but why the light?
This morning the light was again very dim, then off. Tonight when I left work it was off; then it came on.
I have noticed that the little cable that comes from the alternator into the loom can be moved slightly? Could there be a problem there. My alternator has what looks like a cover that can be removed?
Any ideas guys Crying or Very sad

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Post Post subject: Re: Battery light
Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 06:27 AM
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make sure the connections are all ticht, it sounds like something's loosening, and you're getting a fault indication from that. Check battery cables at both ends, they can work loose and cause an issue like this.


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Thanks. Will do.

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also make sure the cable itself is in good shape... Wink


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Thanks. Going to chack everything a.s.a.p.

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