Why is battery light on

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Asked by Yogi Oct 19, 2017 at 12:19 AM about the 2006 Chevrolet HHR LS FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Battery saver mode came in 2days ago
and then went away. Then tonight red
battery light came on 50minutes into
my travels. Apparently common in 06  
Should I replace battery or???

12 Answers

46,575

Test battery and alternator, and check your battery terminal & terminal wires for corrosion and replace them if corroded. May or may not need a battery but at it age I would think it has had 2 total or even 3 batteries by now, so if you have only had 2 counting the original battery I would replace it. make sure ground to frame from battery & engine block are good/clean & tight.

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Shortly after this my car shut completely down. Found my battery was not mounted properly after collision center did repairs to bumper and there was a hole in the battery. I believe my alternator is out. I can travel on a full charges battery But then car shuts down once battery is depleted

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46,575

Did you replaced the battery yet? Check your main fuses for the alternator in the under hood fuse box and there may be one in-line fuse too.

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46,575

Have the alternator tested, if it fails replace, I have seen bad ones pass.

110

Yes replaced the battery. On the fuse box under hood it does not mention charging system fuse. What would it be called. So i can check the rest of fuses

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And the line fuse is that the one on the battery terminal

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46,575

Need to look at them all, and yes it could be near the battery or anywhere in between the battery and the alternator or from alternator to fuse box. The fuse may say ALT or AMP on the back of cover, Some are the large or small see threw fuses, the others you can not see threw are relays.

46,575

There is a fuse between starter and battery and one between alternator and battery.

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I would then do that thank you so much i appreciated it..have a great day

90

I forgot and my battery terminal have Change negative to positive so the car is not sparking

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