Brand new battery, battery light still comes ON and off

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by adf, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. adf

    adf Guest

    Can anyone help me out please
    Car: 1991 Honda Accord Wagon

    OK after getting some advice I replaced the battery and put in a brand new
    one. Now the car starts and runs fine however, when the batter light is on I
    cannout use the alam/automatic unlock button in my key. The alam light stays
    ON. After driving a few blocks the battery light goes off and evreything
    seems fine.

    I am worried because this is what it did for the last week until yesterday
    when my car died and would not start. So I got a new battery.

    Why is the battery light coming on.
    adf, Feb 10, 2006
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    Woody Guest

    The battery light usually indicates an alternator problem. Have it checked.
    It probably is not charging the battery which you should not have changed
    until you had the system checked out.
    Woody, Feb 10, 2006
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    TeGGeR® Guest

    Who gave you the "advice"?

    Something's wrong with the alternator or the charging circuit.

    Did anybody ever check the voltage? Both battery and system voltage when
    engine running?

    Spray-and-pray usually doesn't work.

    See above. You should have asked that before replacing the battery.
    TeGGeR®, Feb 10, 2006
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    dave Guest

    I had a very similar problem to this. Took the car to an auto-electrician
    who recommended I replace my alternator with a 'rebuilt' one, at the cost of
    a few hundred dollars. Took car to another guy who replaced the alternator
    brushes for 50 dollars. Problem fixed.
    dave, Feb 11, 2006
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