Why is my battery light still on inside of my car, I replaced the battery and the alternator

Asked by Oct 01, 2016 at 09:17 PM about the 2000 Dodge Stratus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Two weeks ago my car wouldn't start, so I took my
negative cable of the battery and it went dead. I
bought a brand new alternator, put it on and it crunk
right up. Two weeks later it's dead again, so I figure
it has to be the battery. I replace the battery and it
cranks right up, my only concern is that the battery
light inside my car is still on. What does this mean?
Also I took the negative cable off again and the car
went dead.

1 Answer

19,200

First of all never disconnect the battery terminal from the vehicle when it is running because you can send a electrical surge to the computer and fry it you can do that with the older vehicles because they do not have computers now either the computer is gone or you may have gotten lucky and just blown the alternator fuse or may have blown the new alternator.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Dodge Stratus Questions

Dodge Stratus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,060
#2 Chris Daigle
Chris Daigle
Reputation 640
#3 curry22
curry22
Reputation 570
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
555 Great Deals out of 35,534 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Camry
1,245 Great Deals out of 82,713 listings starting at $750
Used Chrysler Sebring
34 Great Deals out of 2,835 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,146 Great Deals out of 80,900 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Civic
859 Great Deals out of 84,016 listings starting at $750
Used Dodge Avenger
118 Great Deals out of 4,700 listings starting at $300
Used Honda Accord
1,078 Great Deals out of 66,784 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Neon
676 listings
Used Ford Taurus
280 Great Deals out of 18,675 listings starting at $1,499
Used Mercury Grand Marquis
33 Great Deals out of 1,794 listings starting at $2,250
Used Ford Mustang
724 Great Deals out of 44,324 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
843 Great Deals out of 53,933 listings starting at $700

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.