If I understand right, the "Battery" light was on when the engine was not running. It had better be. That means the alternator is not recharging the battery, and that is to be expected because it has to be spinning to do its thing. The belt on the running engine spins the alternator to recharge the battery. As long as that light goes off when the engine is running, it's working normally.
I'm not sure what the other light is. The lightning bolt normally relates to something electrical but they wouldn't put two lights on there for the same thing.
For being totally dead, there is most likely a real easy fix, and it is pretty common on all car brands. Follow the smaller battery positive wire to where it bolts to the under-hood fuse box. Make sure that connection is clean and tight. If you know how to use jumper cables, you have the skills necessary to tighten that nut, but be careful that whatever tool you use, it doesn't touch that nut and anything metal on the body or engine at the same time. Doing so will make one seriously horrendous spark and will weld the tool in place and turn it red hot in a few seconds.
Sunday, June 29th, 2014 AT 10:57 PM