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Old 27 Jul 2008, 04:26 am
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This has happened to me two different times now so I'm getting worried. I'll drive my car and when the engine is idle (stop sign, stop light, in park) the battery light will flash but once I start moving again it goes off. I'm fairly sure it's not the battery because I replaced it last winter. Does anyone have any ideas I'm thinking maybe it's the alternator or a short somewhere?

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I took it to service and they claimed it was the alternator, $700 later while driving the car home both the battery and airbag lights went back on so I have to take it back AGAIN tomorrow...

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Old 27 Jul 2008, 06:58 am
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Good chance it is the alternator, but just stop into an auto store like Auto Zone or a Battery store and they can check it out for free and let you know exactly what it is.
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Old 27 Jul 2008, 08:48 am
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There is a flash available for this problem. Take it too your dealership and have them flash the PCM.
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Old 28 Jul 2008, 05:12 pm
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Thanks, I made an appointment for service next Tues. now both the airbag and battery light go on
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Old 28 Jul 2008, 06:23 pm
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Most likely related. Low voltage makes computers do weird things.
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Old 06 Aug 2008, 05:21 pm
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I took it to service and they claimed it was the alternator, $700 later while driving the car home both the battery and airbag lights went back on so I have to take it back AGAIN tomorrow...
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