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Baxter 04-17-2012 06:23 PM

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.

Tony

Baxter 04-19-2012 03:20 AM

Re: Charging System Light
 
This is interesting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5oCOyUvOkc

ENFORCER 04-19-2012 05:07 AM

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.

Mendo 04-19-2012 05:46 AM

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.

allypally 04-19-2012 06:49 AM

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?

Mendo 04-19-2012 07:19 AM

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.

Baxter 04-19-2012 04:59 PM

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

Baxter 04-24-2012 04:30 PM

Re: Charging System Light
 
anyone !

Sege 04-24-2012 08:39 PM

Re: Charging System Light
 
Nup nothing on mine lots of others but no battery!

Swampy 04-25-2012 03:22 AM

Re: Charging System Light
 
Not on mine either.

Baxter 04-25-2012 03:31 AM

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.

ENFORCER 04-25-2012 03:52 AM

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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