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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-09-2000, 11:28 AM
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battery light flickers


I have the following problem (1987 stock)
The battey light and brake light (dash board) come on, go off, come back on again and generally flicker. They do this regardless of electrical load. Sometimes they do not come on though!

I had repalced the alternator after a similar problem found my charging system to be shot only a few months ago.

Do I just have a loose bulb in the dash? Or maybe a simple short, or do you think the alternator is getting ready to die?

FYI belt tight, elect connections tight.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-09-2000, 11:52 AM
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Re: battery light flickers

I am not sure about a short but the brake light will come on if you need to add brake fluid...hope that helps

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Re: battery light flickers

what is your idle rpms? too low and it may do this. should be 850-900RPM. check and clean all your battery connections. you can allways pull the alt and bring it to autozone or someplace like it and have it tested.

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