Battrey light

Asked by Jan 17, 2017 at 10:55 AM about the 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 cavalier. While driving, the battery
light will come on intermittently, sometimes for
only 2 seconds, sometimes for up to 10 seconds.
Had the battery and alternator checked out, both
are in good shape. Don't know what could cause
this. Need help.

1 Answer

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What normally turns on the battery light is the voltage regulator inside the alternator. The alternator could still perform the way it is suppose to, but needs a voltage regulator to keep the proper voltage going to the battery. I have a rebuild shop look at this, parts store people are not experts with alternators and how to read there test stands.

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