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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.

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