I don't understand why my battery light is still on in my 2009 Chevy Malibu

Asked by Spanishfly827 Mar 29, 2020 at 12:57 PM about the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We have replaced the starter, the battery, and the
alternator... We can't find the fuse for the
alternator!!! And my battery light is still on!

2 Answers


Go through all the cable connections and harnesses. Clean the anodes and use dielectric grease on the terminal connectors. Check the grounds are in good shape. There isn't a fuse for the alternator in the fuse box, but there is a fusible link, a fusible link is an inline fuse sealed within the cable, it's designed to blow in the event of a severe short. Most of the time when a fusible link blows it cuts off all power to starter or alternator period. But you can check those cables with a voltage drop test to see if they are degraded. Google "voltage drop test" for a how to or see pic below.

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