1999 Ford Contour Battery light wont stop

Tiny
ARIKON
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  • 1999 FORD CONTOUR
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
I used to have a pretty big stereo in my car, however I didnt actually use the subs that often. My battery light came on one day on the way to work so I pulled over and it sputtered and wanted to die. I took it home and we checked the battery while it was running and watched the charge slowly dropping. I replaced the battery and it didnt fix anything so I knew it was my alternator. I took it to a guy that doesnt have a Professional shop but works on a lot of state vehicles. He replaced the alternator. Its been a little over a half a year now since that happened. I have since removed my stereo completely except the deck itself. However on the way out again today the battery light came back on. The light is duller than the others on my dash and my car isnt sputtering at all yet but the light is on. HELP!
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Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 3:44 PM

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Tiny
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Get your charging sysytem checked out could be the alternator not putting out.
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Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 4:47 PM
Tiny
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Sorry I wasnt clear enough before, the alternator and battery were replaced about 7 months ago. Its been working fine for those 7 months, and now the battery light came back on.
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Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 5:17 PM
Tiny
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Battery light coming on means the charging system is malfunctioning could be due to the alternator not reconditioning the battery. Regulator could be computer controlled.
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Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 5:42 PM

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