what could the problem be with the battery light on the dash ? it stays on all the time, the battery is new

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Asked by Nov 30, 2014 at 06:56 PM about the 1983 Chevrolet S-10

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have installed a new battery in my S 10 and there is a battery light that stays on in the
dash, the only way I can get it off is to disconect the battery.

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Could be a problem with the alternator. Take it to one of the auto stores that do free checks on alternators.

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Ken is correct. The alternator is bad. Because the light stays on with the ignition off, the voltage regulator, inside the alternator is shorted. HTH. -Jim

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Thank you for the information, I will certainly check the alternator before i do anything else.

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You're welcome. Glad to help. -Jim

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Thanks again for the information, I checked the alternator and it was bad put on a new one and it fixed the problem.

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Awesome, thanks for letting us know. Thank you for the best answer click as well. -Jim

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