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NikonKiem 06-28-2012 09:08 PM

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 ? http://img.tapatalk.com/a6937b15-0e2c-ccb0.jpg

SvenskaJeepGuy 06-28-2012 09:11 PM

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

lll2for3lll 06-28-2012 09:12 PM

Re: What does the battery light mean?
 
Alternator not giving a good charge to the battery maybe.......? Just a guess.

NikonKiem 06-28-2012 09:14 PM

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.

SvenskaJeepGuy 06-28-2012 10:18 PM

Re: What does the battery light mean?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NikonKiem (Post 649457)
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.

2005JGC 06-28-2012 11:22 PM

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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