Battery light on dashboard

Asked by Mar 18, 2016 at 05:26 AM about the 1999 Mazda 626

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi guys
I am a proud owner of a Mazda 626 glx fs modelLast night
my battery light came on as I was driving. Luckily a
multimeter was available to check if the car was charging
of which it was not. Lights would drop voltage from 12+ to
around 10V. As I drive to a friends I git a pot hole and
everything came right. That makes me happy in thinking all
is well save for a loose connection. I then drove home
105km away no problems.
This morning it came on again as I drove to work and
switched off as I got to work which is 8km away.
Is there anyone with an electrical drawing for this car or
ideas on how to check and verify the whole system

2 Answers

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Check all the connections/wiring from the battery to the alternator and or starter. Also the battery cables and the grounds.

Tom thanks for your response. I have since checked all cabling to and from alternator and am happy. I did not check battery and starter connections. I have just got home with no problems and on my way I passed through a garage which pointed at the alternator. Charging voltage is 13.6V they say it should be 14.2V. Am still investigating and will update any findings

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