By your decription I would think your starter has a "dead" spot in it, to double check this have someone turn the ignition key to start as you tap the bottom of the starter, if it turns over, shut off the engine (if it got started) try it a few more times, if it hits that dead spot again, replace the starter.
Voltage regulator or loose wire.
Use a tester to see if the charging system is working properly. If your model has a separate regulator make sure it is working properly. Make sure that your battery is ok, a battery with an internal short can cause the charging light to stay on. The engine computer is the voltage regulator.
The battery light comes on when the alternator is either over or under charging. If the alternator tested good you have a wiring or computer problem. The engine computer is the voltage regulator.
Most likely the problem is your alternator....the battery light actually does not monitor battery condition, only the charging system. I'd check the voltage regulator and the fuses first. The fuses are the cheapest fix and the voltage regulator will run about 25% less than an alternator.
you may have a bad battery or a bad voltage regulator
The ground cable, on the battery may need to be tightened or cleaned. The alternator voltage regulator may need to be replaced.
Bad alternator not charging battery? Bad voltage regulator? Blown fusable link?
The vehicle should ave a voltage regulator. If the battery and alternator are good then the regulator is most likely bad.
does the kia have a remote voltage regulator
On most vehicles today the voltage regulator is built into the alternator. If that is the case then just replace the alternator. If the voltage regulator is external on your vehicle then replace the voltage regulator.
The computer only resets when the battery is removed. The alternator just charges the battery, so if the battery is left connected when the alternator is replaced, the computer should not reset.
The battery light comes on when the alternator output voltage is too low or too high. You have a wiring or regulator problem.The battery light comes on when the alternator output voltage is too low or too high. You have a wiring or regulator problem.
The engine computer is the regulator. It is the black box next to the battery.The engine computer is the regulator. It is the black box next to the battery.
either the alternator or the voltage regulator are no good.may also be a bad battery
bad alternator, bad voltage regulator, bad battery, bad connections.
Have you checked the fuses?AnswerMay be a bad voltage regulator. alternator is no good without a voltage regulator. that's what "turns on" the alternator.
Two things can happen. 1. the voltage regulator fails so that the alternator doesn't know the battery charge is dropping therefore the battery doesn't get charged. 2. The voltage regulator fails in such a way as to allow the alternator to overcharge the battery which causes the battery to overheat and fail, Sometimes an overcharged battery can explode.
faulty voltage regulator
Defective voltage regulator.
Alternator is bad or your regulator if is not built into your alternator
how will I know my Voltage regulator is bad. I have replaced the starter and had the battery and alternator checked they are good. My car will start when it is colder outside but as the day gets hotter it will not start.. Can you help
Obviously check the battery. Anyway, if the alternator, battery, and wires connecting them are good the voltage regulator is next on the list.
Red means that the battery charge level is low or that the alternator is not charging battery properly. Check alternator, voltage regulator, connectors.