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EA battery Light

its been coming on and off 4 ages now, its not the alternator, or the battery! what would it be?? or maybe it is? I dunno anymore hey

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I would suspect voltage regulator in alternator.

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look carefully at the pic, if it has a box with a pic of a fan in it, then thats yor prob!
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nah it is the battery light, and like I had my engine replaced a few weeks back, but the light is still on, yeah I reakon the alt is rooted



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It's got to be the alternator. Same thing happened to me, the light came on while I was driving but didn't think much of it because I didn't know what it meant.

Turned the car off, then went to start it the next day and the battery was dead as a dodo and the alternator had died. Definately get it looked at.
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Before you start spending some money, chack the negative on the battery terminal, make sure its secure and not corroded, same goes for the earth cable.

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use a multimeter to measure the current from the alternator to the battery. mechanic can do this for you if you're not sure how.
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The regulator is easy to replace and most likely the cause $60 and 5 minutes to swap.

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Before you start spending some money, chack the negative on the battery terminal, make sure its secure and not corroded, same goes for the earth cable.
I think you made a typo... Earth and negative are the same cable. Maybe you meant positive and earth:s5

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