yes if one of the wires was getting an earth from the alternator cover or rubbing off the engine the battery light is really an alternator light warning you that the alternator is not charging the battery
Your alternator is defective and not recharging the battery. Have the alternator checked.
The alternator switches off
There is a battery light above the engine temperature gauge
The charging warning light should automatically reset if the battery is disconnected. Check the battery cables and ensure they are properly connected. Also check the alternator connections. If the light is still on there may be a problem with the new alternator.
The alternator warning light monitors the charging system. When the light comes on it means the alternator has failed and you are running on the stored energy in the battery. You'll have anywhere from 5 to 30 miles to get to a repair shop depending on how many electrical devices are using the batteries power,ie.radio,lights,wipers,etc.
A list of the warning light symbols for a Volvo v40 can be found in a manual for the vehicle. Each light has a different meaning warning of different issues.
...I have the exact same problem with my 1993 corolla.......Brake System warning light and discharge warning light
The alternator/generator is not charging.
The alternator light is a warning that there is a problem with the charging system. In most instances it means the alternator has failed. Any auto parts store can check your system and most will do it for free.
Not all the time. The alternator warning circuit wiring to the instrument panel could be grounded
A Fiat dealer can give you an owner's manual. The owners manual should outline what each warning light indicates and its function.
FYI - I had a bad alternator. Apparently, a failed alternator may/can/will cause the battery AND brake warning lamps to come on. Alternator has been replaced, and all warning lamps cleared.
It's alternator time.
A warning light on the dash would illuminate.
The light means that there is an alternator issue
A Mitsubishi L200 yellow warning light on the dash could mean the ABS is having issues. It is best to check the owner manual for defined warning light meanings.
my battery light has come on, do i need a new alternator
Usually the appropriate warning light on the dash will come on if the alternator is not producing current. If you don't trust the warning light, take a volt/ohm meter and (making sure it is set on the DC reading scale) connect it across the output terminals of the alternator to determine if any current is being produced.
Why don't you read the manual? All the warning lights are explained in there.......
Check your car manual.
Usually an early warning sign that the alternator needs to be replaced soon. Get it checked out
did you look in the owner's manual??????????????????
The alternator is either over or under charging.
It means someone set the warning light for a certain speed. If you look in your owner's manual it will show you how to reset it.