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Old 04-17-2012, 06:23 PM
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Charging System Light

On Page 169 of the Manual there is mention of a Charging System Light ( a battery symbol) which should come on briefly at turn on. I have never seen this light in 6mths, has anyone seen this symbol ,maybe I have a blowen bulb.

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Old 04-19-2012, 03:20 AM
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Re: Charging System Light

This is interesting
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:07 AM
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Re: Charging System Light

That is insane.
So the alternator can fail and the is NO WARNING WHATSOEVER, that is pathetic.
Great way to find the battery dead.
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Re: Charging System Light

I'd be interested to see him run the battery down to failure. There is nothing in this video to prove the system doesn't work. The battery wouldn't have lost much voltage, if any, during the time the vehicle was running.
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Re: Charging System Light

Do you really want to wait until the battery drains, or would you want an alert once the system ceased to charge?
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Re: Charging System Light

I agree it's not a light that lights up when the alternator is not charging like my old kingswood but i believe things are far more advanced these days. I doubt the alternator is charging 100% of the time in the interests of fuel economy. So a light showing a drop in output of the alternator wouldnt actually help. When battery drops voltage or when a clutch engages on the alternator with no response it could still light up to provide sufficient warning. My point is this video is not providing the whole story. I haven't bothered to go right into it but it appears there IS a battery light and one might assume it will light up at some stage. Until someone conclusively proves the system is flawed I'm sceptical.
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Re: Charging System Light

Can anybody confirm that they have a battery symbol appear briefly at start up as per page 169 in the owners manual
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anyone !
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Re: Charging System Light

Nup nothing on mine lots of others but no battery!
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Not on mine either.
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Re: Charging System Light

Thanks guys
I will ask next time I'm at the service centre. I have read elsewhere where others have seen the battery symbol, so not sure what's going on.
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Re: Charging System Light

I checked mine today, no battery symbol, but it is there in the manual.
I guess that is false advertising.....
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