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battery light

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Periculum, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. Periculum

    Periculum Senior Member

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    Today I was driving my CRX and the battery light came on (and has stayed on since). A stench of something burning (cant identify exactly) came through the vents at almost the same exact time. I checked and cleaned the connections, I checked the battery. A friend of mine used a voltmeter, and its fine at 12.5 or so. But it seems to not be taking a charge from the alternator because it goes down to 12 after I turn the car on. If something is burning, i cant find it. Any ideas what it might be?
     
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    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    altenator- When I fried the one i had in my prelude, it smoked and stunk like burning electronics
     
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    cheese9988 Senior Member VIP

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    Start the car and disconnect the battery, if the cars stalls out its definetly the alternator or something related to it.
     
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    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    It's your alternator. Running your car with the charge warning light on will only ruin your battery. The alternator is not charging and is draining your battery to death.
     
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