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Old 26 Aug 2017, 11:00 am
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Question Battery Light comes on every once in a while

The battery light in my instrument panel has been coming on sporadically and I cant figure out whats causing it. Owners manual says its the charging system. Is it the alternator? The battery?

Its an 06 touring non turbo

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Old 26 Aug 2017, 11:37 am
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You might just have dirty battery leads. You might start by cleaning them and then take your PT to any auto parts store. Most of them can check the battery, starter and alternator system all while everything is still in the vehicle, just takes a few minutes. You can also have them check for any OBD codes.
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Old 26 Aug 2017, 12:31 pm
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Aside from the obvious of cleaning the battery cables at the battery the neglected ground cable at the body/frame should also be examined.

I strongly suggest to get the battery load tested at many places that offer this service for free. Chances are it is time for a new battery?
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Also a possibility that the alternator belt is loose and slipping.
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Old 26 Aug 2017, 11:12 pm
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Above suggestions are excellent.

Also if you have a voltmeter post what the battery voltage is at 2000 rpm. We need to see if the generator is charging which can be done with a battery load test.
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You may want to check the alternator harness on the back side of the block under the exhaust manifold. It should be secured on the engine to prevent rubbing on the axle.
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Default Re: Battery Light comes on every once in a while

I have the same problem. I have a 2006 Limited Edition with less than 85k on it. I replaced the battery with a new one and added a voltmeter. When the light comes on, I look at the gauge and its showing 13.6 or higher.

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I have the same problem. I have a 2006 Limited Edition with less than 85k on it. I replaced the battery with a new one and added a voltmeter. When the light comes on, I look at the gauge and its showing 13.6 or higher.

Any other ideas?

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Had to replace my alternator in my 06, alternator shop said non repairable because parts .were not available. He did find a burned (open) spot in a epoxied part that he dug into and soldered the burned metalic strip connecting with wire and tested it, it worked but I opted for a yard replacement.
(Light was on continuously)
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