My generator warning light went on, but did not come on again once the car was restarted. What should I do?


Asked by Aug 01, 2015 at 04:14 PM about the 1996 Audi A4

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I noticed that my generator warning light stayed on after I started my car this morning.  I
drove it to a store, shut it off and then restarted it about 15 min. later and the generator
warning light did not stay on.  Is it possible that this is means something other than a
generator problem?  I am headed out of town and need to make a decision about whether
or not to take this car.

4 Answers


That light means your vehicle is not charging have charging system tested.

Kelly Mayo

hard to call..take it if your worried to/for a quick battery/starter/alt. check..


The most likely culprit for this is the alternator has the voltage regulator brushes worn out. Often enough you need to replace the whole alternator like i did since my whole inner core rusted out and started rubbing the walls. Have the alternator checked if its stock parts im willing to bet its worn out.

Kelly Mayo

like i said. have it checked. replace the alt...

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