why is the battery indicator light on

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Asked by Jul 21, 2012 at 10:14 AM about the 2001 BMW 5 Series 530i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Michael Branan
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Check your connections. There may be corrosion or a cell that is going bad. Perhaps the water level is low? Visual inspection is the first place to start.

Robert Charlson
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Your battery light is on because there is a problem with your charging system. Check battery voltage at the posts of the battery with the car running should have 13-14v if lower then that then you may need a new alternator.

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You have a charging system problem. Most likely a faulty alternator.

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