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Gordon Rankin 06-09-2004 07:45 PM

battery not charging
 
I saw a posting here within the last few days that said that if the battery charging light on the dash board was out that the battery would not charge up.. Clarification please???

Brando 06-09-2004 07:53 PM

Not true.

Mine goes out after revving up, but battery doesn't like to stay charged. Voltage regulator and output of alternator are nominal... What gives? Bad battery?

TheCooler 06-09-2004 08:41 PM

Re: battery not charging
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Gordon Rankin
I saw a posting here within the last few days that said that if the battery charging light on the dash board was out that the battery would not charge up.. Clarification please???
The light bulb in the dash is actually part of the circuit ...so if it doesnt come on when you turn the key to on then your battery wont charge. Weird problem.

The most likely cause of charging problems is the voltage regulator (happened to me) or bad battery (happened to me).

TheCooler 06-09-2004 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Brando
Not true.

Mine goes out after revving up, but battery doesn't like to stay charged. Voltage regulator and output of alternator are nominal... What gives? Bad battery?

sounds like the voltage regulator actually.

bearone2 06-09-2004 08:55 PM

it's like xmas tree lites in series.
if the alt lite doesn't come on with the key in the ignition, car not running, the system won't charge.

if the light doesn't come on when the key is turned on, how will you know if the alternator fails.

i posted this a while back and it happened years ago in a volvo with a bosch ignition system, same thing.

no alt lite with key on, both systems showed a little over 12v when running, replaced the lite bulb in both cases and showed 13.7/8 after being started.

the volvo info came from a volvo service writer and he claimed it was one of the poorest designs he'd ever seen and golly gee, it's a bosch system in the p-car.

i'm used to checking lites when the system is powered up, silly lites like for oil pressure, generator + a few more and then making sure all of the lites are out as oil pressure/voltage come up before i go to work and before driving to work.

Gordon Rankin 06-09-2004 09:06 PM

Thanks

bearone2 06-09-2004 09:28 PM

you're welcome


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