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Old 08-12-2013, 12:59 PM
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the battery light is coming on when there is a disbalance on the rectifying bridge in the voltage regulator, when one of the diode arms is out of balance (burnt?), meaning that the system is charging only on a half of the sine wave... you can not reset the battery light, unless you replace the voltage regulator, fix the bridge, or replace the alternator...
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Odd the act of asking the computer to look at the voltage turned it on.

I'll go have the alternator tested.

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Old 08-12-2013, 01:34 PM
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Can't tell from the pictures. Is your new battery vented?
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:26 PM
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Drove to O'Reilly. Alternator bad.

On the way back the car reported as low as 10.4.

Turned off, not on charger:


Fluke:


Charging, still off:


Fluke is higher which I find really odd:



Called dealer, they are hemming & hawing on the warranty covering this.
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Battery is bad

Join AAA they do a free battery per year and the install is free all for $136.00 per year, also they will test the entire system on site, to rule out anything else !
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:35 PM
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Join AAA they do a free battery per year and the install is free all for $136.00 per year, also they will test the entire system on site, to rule out anything else !
free battery from AAA? did I mis something in my paperwork???
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:45 PM
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AAA Premium members and the battery in the vehicle has to test bad.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:57 PM
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good to know - i am a premier member..
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:58 PM
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My battery charges. It has been trickling since 7am and is at 13.6.

Start car right back to 12.4.

I ordered a reman. Dealer can reimburse or not and if they pull this ish many more times my lawyer will be talking to them.

On a psudo related note can I deactivate the "cooling" correct me if I am wrong but 230 degree water in 110 degree air inside a 140 degree engine compartment is absurd.
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good to know - i am a premier member..
I am a premier member of this board, can I haz AAA batteriez?
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