what does the battery dash indicator mean?

Marsha Pritchard
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Asked by Marsha Mar 25, 2013 at 03:02 PM about the 1995 Toyota Camry

Question type: General

The dashboard battery light has come on; what does that mean?

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tenspeed
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It means that the alternator is not charging the battery. Everyone knows what a battery looks liker - not as many know what a alternator look like. Here's a battery and alternator testing video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cip-dmaTTiQ

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Marsha Pritchard
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thx what is the solution?

tenspeed
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Check the voltage with the engine off - it should be around 12.5 volts if charged. Put the battery on a charger if it's low. If the voltage looks good, start the engine and check battery voltage again - it should be around 14- 14.5 volts. If it's low, check the serpentine belt - it might be worn. Get the alternator tested and replaced if bad.

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AINOJE
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it means your alternator is either not charging or the battery is getting weak.

01bigjon
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Clean battery posts neglect is a problem current can't go through Bad cable ends always happens then charging systems check Go to auto zone it's free Let me know Don't undo battery until get radio code or alarm code 1st.

01bigjon
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Autpzone has plug in code saver for lighter Works good plug in then disconnect

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