WHY WONT MY BATTERY LIGHT GO OFF?

  • Tiny
  • kervensjean
  • 1998 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 180,000 miles

My 98 chevy malibu battery light wont go out. I put in new starter new alternator n charged up battery. Any ideas?

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Sunday, July 8th, 2012 AT 8:42 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
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Suspect Body Function Controller what is BATT voltage engine off and on?

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Sunday, July 8th, 2012 AT 8:55 PM
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  • kervensjean
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I have no idea on how to even check that im not that good with cars

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Sunday, July 8th, 2012 AT 9:49 PM
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  • kervensjean
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But the car also turns off when the battery eventually dies

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Sunday, July 8th, 2012 AT 9:50 PM
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  • Docfixit
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Take to auto parts store have BATT and charging system tested

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Monday, July 9th, 2012 AT 2:48 PM
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  • kervensjean
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I did they said the battery was good so was the alternator and starter. But the car itself wont make it to the store

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Monday, July 9th, 2012 AT 4:30 PM
  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
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Then doubt ALT is functioning

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 AT 8:47 PM
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  • kervensjean
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How much do you know bout a cam sensor. Do you think thats it?

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 AT 8:55 PM
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  • rasmataz
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The camshaft sensor has nothing to do with the alternator light being on-Your problem here could be the computer controlled of the alternator's field generation circuit-

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 AT 9:04 PM
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How would I fix that and how much? Im not the most well paid person around

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 AT 9:47 PM
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  • rasmataz
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Dunno the cost of repairs it varies with location-Have the wiring checked from the alternator to the computer-if okay have the computer checked/tested-

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 AT 10:03 PM

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