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Why is the battery light on in your 2001 Kia Optima?

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2010-02-11 06:33:06

Trufully, my battery just died yesterday, and the battery light

did not come on, the only time it comes on is when the alt isn't

charging. I've replaced 2 batteries and 4 alts in my 01 optima!!

Although it is a battery icon, what it really means 99 times out of

100 is that the battery is not being charged and although it could

indicate a battery that is tired and due for renewal (I always get

a new one every 3 years; 2 years if it's the original thing the car

comes with) it usually indicates a fault with the alternator which

has, more than likely, worn out. 2001 might still be under warranty

I suppose.

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