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What does the battery light mean?

So I'm driving my Jeep and this light just comes on. I just replaced the battery a year ago. Could it have something to do with the mileage xs tune that I'm running ?
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:11 PM
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Re: What does the battery light mean?

Check for a loose cable, corrosion or a weak battery. Could also be a failing alternation, which would drain the battery
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Re: What does the battery light mean?

Alternator not giving a good charge to the battery maybe.......? Just a guess.
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Ehhh I hope it's not the alternator. I don't have the money for that right now lol. I also smelled coolent when I just got out of it.
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Re: What does the battery light mean?

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Ehhh I hope it's not the alternator. I don't have the money for that right now lol. I also smelled coolent when I just got out of it.
i replaced my alternator last year, got it from advanced auto for around $80 and installed it myself in about 30 min. not bad at all and pretty easy to do.
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Re: What does the battery light mean?

There is only so much you can do without a multimeter.... with a multi meter you can see the voltage while running, furthermore you can take a jumper wire and full field the alternator, basically give full charging capacity command and see if your voltage fluctuates. Without at LEAST a meter to see where your voltage is anything is a guess, but a poor connection or alternator as matt suggested are likely to fix your concern.
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