Battery light comes on

tommyr
135

Asked by tommyr Feb 18, 2011 at 10:45 AM about the 1999 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The battery light comes on on my sebring conv. When I shut the engine off, the light will stay off for a while but will come back on. Is this a problem with the alternator or any other ideas? The engine is a 2.5 v6

5 Answers

Jon Keachie
845

If I reading this post correctly, your say'n the battery light comes on the dash when vehicle is shut off for a few minutes and key is out of ignition ? ? If yes, then you have wiring/short somewhere in the electrical system harness, possible causes would be corroded wire, modifications done improperly, after market parts installed and or it may be your ECU/ECM which is the computer for your electronics of the vehicle. This won't be an easy fix it will take time and extensive checking wiring harness. On a properly working vehicle will not trigger your batter light to come on after vehicle is shut off and key in the stop position, you should be ok to drive the vehicle but I would not trust it for a long drive just in case the problem gets worse. Good luck

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
tommyr
135

When the light comes on, I can shut the engine off, and restart it and the light is off for a while, then it will come back on. I was told that it is the alternator and it would have to be replaced. I don't know if that is the problem or maybe the computer. Thanks for your input. I'll check the computer, wiring and connections. Thanks again.

7 out of 7 people think this is helpful.
tommcmanis
3,855

Alts gunny bagged, the diode that keeps voltage flowing one way is toast, or the voltage regulator, alt time

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
tommcmanis
3,855

Just did this on my 98 jxi

cutlasspro
10

im not sure if this helps but i put a motor in my 04 sebring and the alt. light was doing the same car run for a minute then the light came on in dash i got tracing the big wire from alt and it changes from red to green at end with a heat shield coat on it the way it looks like a ground wire that bolts on transmission bolt but it goes on the starter along with the hot wire to starter (a fast way to find out if it is wire up wrong is to run a jumper wire from big wire on alt to the hot post under hood at fuse box if it arks then wire is grounded instead of hook to starter thanks hope this helps

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • battery and oil light comes on

    2000 sebring convertable runs great i m original owner alway maintain recently battery light came on for just s hort time then the oil light came on had oil checked it was full seems to happen...

    2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • what does it mean when your engine light comes on and it feels like its powering down but your battery is still good? 2 answers

    check engine light came on when I was driving and it felt like it was stalling or powering down...had autozone test battery and they said it was fine as well as the alternator

    2007 Chrysler Sebring Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Battery light 2003 Chrysler Sebring. 3 answers

    Battery light will come on while I am driving my 2003 Chrysler Sebring. When I park the light goes off and doesn't come back on until a week later, off again, then on again another week later. Thi...

    2003 Chrysler Sebring LXi Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2007 battery issue 2 answers

    I have 2007 Sebring Touring V6 w/ abt 44K miles. Battery light started coming on intermittently. Car starts no problem, sometimes light comes on when I pull out of driveway, other times it doesn't com...

    2007 Chrysler Sebring 4 Dr Touring

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Puzzled batter light coming on and off 2 answers

    MY battery light has been coming on and off for over a month and a half now. It died once at the end of June. We thought it was a loose wire (battery bought last winter (2009), and/or corrosion. Bo...

    2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Sebring
Looking for a Used Sebring in your area?
CarGurus has 5,601 nationwide Sebring listings starting at $1,295.
ZIP:

Search Chrysler Sebring Questions

Chrysler Sebring Experts

#1 Sparky222
Sparky222
Reputation 1,560
#2 Chris Daigle
Chris Daigle
Reputation 1,230
#3 tommcmanis
tommcmanis
Reputation 1,000
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang"
1,070 Great Deals out of 26,198 listings starting at $1,329
Used Honda Accord"
1,203 Great Deals out of 66,648 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry Solara"
102 Great Deals out of 2,096 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Camry"
1,491 Great Deals out of 70,159 listings starting at $1,395
Used Nissan Altima"
1,619 Great Deals out of 81,219 listings starting at $1,850
Used Nissan Maxima"
600 Great Deals out of 19,761 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
573 Great Deals out of 28,714 listings starting at $1,795
Used Chevrolet Impala"
1,752 Great Deals out of 60,226 listings starting at $990
Used Ford Taurus"
552 Great Deals out of 19,378 listings starting at $800
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,517 Great Deals out of 75,287 listings starting at $1,298
Used Volkswagen Beetle"
343 Great Deals out of 11,312 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 776 listings starting at $5,995
2009 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 261 listings starting at $4,995
2008 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 921 listings starting at $3,500
2007 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 571 listings starting at $3,750
2006 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 519 listings starting at $1,495