THE EMERGENCY BRAKE LIGHT CAME ON BUT WAS NOT ...

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  • Anonymous
  • 1995 Nissan Altima
  • 160,000 miles

The emergency brake light came on, but was not engaged and then the battery light came on, did not die, what does that mean

Friday, November 9th, 2012 AT 8:46 PM

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  • caradiodoc
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The battery light means the charging system is not recharging the battery while you're driving and the battery is running down. At best you'll be able to drive up to two hours before the engine dies; less if you have the headlights on. You can start by measuring the battery voltage with the engine running. It must be between 13.75 and 14.75 volts. If it's low, suspect the generator, but have it professionally load-tested first.

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