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Clean both ends of both battery cables and make SURE there is a good ground cable between the engine and body. If this fails, take it to auto zone and have them check the alternator output.

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Q: Why would the alternator stop working and the battery indicator turn on in a 2001 Mazda Protege when the brakes are used?
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