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Why does battery dash light stay on after ignition and go off only after the headlights are turned on?

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2004-07-14 20:06:58
2004-07-14 20:06:58

Hey John==Make sure the alternator belt is tight. GoodluckJoe A Bad Diode in the Alternator will cause the light 2 stay on & still charge the bttery.

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Check the battery. Turn headlights on - they will come on with or without the key if it has power from the battery. If lights do not come on, the battery is dead (try jump-starting) or there is a bad connection (loose cable), or a short in the electrical system. If headlights come on, but dashboard lights do not light up - check the ignition (cylinder / switch)

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I had this problem on my disco 1. Turned out to be the alternator, which was replaced and the problem was fixed.


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