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Illinois Chaos
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PostSubject: My bat indicator icon stays on.   My bat indicator icon stays on. I_icon_minitimeMay 16th 2012, 6:46 pm

I had trouble with my original oem bat. It was going dead, so I replaced it. The little bat symbol on the dash was lit. Car would drop some gauges and lost all function then died. I just put in a new one and the volts only say 11.8v and the bat symbol icon is still on. I'm trickle charging it, since it's new. Maybe it will be ok. Shouldn't the alternator pick it up to 13-14 volts while the car is running? It just sits at 11.8 with the motor running. I wonder if the alternator is shot too?
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PostSubject: Re: My bat indicator icon stays on.   My bat indicator icon stays on. I_icon_minitimeMay 16th 2012, 7:17 pm

alternator is shot..... with engine running alternator should put out 13.xx-14.xx... anything less is a bad alternator...
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PostSubject: Re: My bat indicator icon stays on.   My bat indicator icon stays on. I_icon_minitimeMay 16th 2012, 7:20 pm

alt voltage should be 13.8 to 14.2...
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PostSubject: Re: My bat indicator icon stays on.   My bat indicator icon stays on. I_icon_minitimeMay 16th 2012, 7:24 pm

alternator voltage can drop below 13.8 depending on how much electronics you have on. for example, in the winter, when the heated seats are on, rear window defroster, climate control, head lights and windshield wipers, Ill see the voltage drop to around 12.8.... btw Tom, since you've added a lot of other electronic gizmos to the car, you may want to look into a higher amperage alternator for a replacement.
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PostSubject: Re: My bat indicator icon stays on.   My bat indicator icon stays on. I_icon_minitimeMay 16th 2012, 7:29 pm

That's what I was afraid of. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: My bat indicator icon stays on.   My bat indicator icon stays on. I_icon_minitimeMay 17th 2012, 4:38 pm

Read the mil and it said the generator field has been cut. I'll be tearing the alt. out to r&r tomorrow.
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