03 elantra. Both headlights blew and now my battery isn't charging. When i jump start the car i don't have any lights,radio,horn what's my problem?


Asked by Aug 03, 2016 at 11:17 AM about the 2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Both headlights blew, and it seems like the battery ain't charging now what can
be wrong?  I thought maybe the alternator gave a power surge right before
failing, causing the headlights lights to blow and now the alternator is bad but i
want to be sure before buying a new one, any suggestions

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Check for blown main fuses, if you did get a surge it could have taken out some mains and possibly some secondary fuses. If after that the alternator still shows discharge then take it off and have it tested, the battery will have to be recharged and tested also as it may have been damaged by the surge too.

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