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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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Q: Why does battery dash light stay on after ignition and go off only after the headlights are turned on?
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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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Please explain the charging circuit in automobile. 1. How does the charging light comes on when ignition switch is turned on 2. How charging light comes on when alternator is not or less charging?

When the ignition is turned on, battery voltage passes down the wire to the alternator to 'excite' the alternator when the engine starts. When the engine starts and the alternator generates a voltage, the light is extinguised by the charging voltage cancelling out the battery voltage coming down the wire. If and when the alternator completetly fails the the light will come back on as there is no sancelling voltage. if the alternator produces a voltage lower than the voltage from the ignition switch then the battery light will glow.

Why do the headlights on a 1986 celica gts come on and pop up by themselves when the ignition switch is turned off but will not work at all when the light switch is turned on or off?

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If your car was going at the speed of light and you turned on your headlights what would happen?

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What does the red battery light mean when it comes on when i turn on the ignition?

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