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2000 Chrysler Cirrus Question: What is causing my battery light to still come on dimmly?

 

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JohnsKatt, El Reno, OK, July 27, 2012, 08:05
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I have had the alternator and battery replaced after my cars battery light kept coming on. Sometimes it stayed on and sometimes it went off.Mostly it would stay on. It would die and after setting all night would start up. Now with the new alternator and battery and pigtail the battery light is still coming on but its showing very dimmly. My car starting doing this last December and has done this 3 times since then (July 2012). Also my car has overheated 3 times since I bought it used in April 2008. I had the thermostat and radiator cap replaced in 2009. And my check engine light has never came on. My cars interior light (the one between the visors) used to be difficult to get to shut off. And on a few occassions my alarm(horn beeping) would go off without any reason.My door lock click on and off rapidly. I had my oil changed by a friend last year who didnt get the old seal off causing my oil to completely drain out. Drove my car about 6 blocks to the store and it started knocking/rattling and lightly smoking. My pulley belt came off (not broke or frayed) about 2 weeks ago but was put back on. I had a wreck in Feb 2009 that damaged my control armand that was replaced. My A/C and heater quit about 2 1/2 years ago. I had a coolant leak and had to buy a freeze plug.. Also, I locked my keys in my car by accident in 2009 and a friend drilled into the passenger side door to get it unlocked. I'm trying to remember everything that has happened to my car in the 4 years 3 mths I have had it to pinpoint the problems I am now having. My car had 117,000 miles when I bought it and now has 142,000. I am being told I may need to buy a new computer now. I hope someone can help me.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13428 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper July 27, 2012, 12:55
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    HAVE ALT CK'D THERE ARE ALOT OF BAD ONES OUT THERE

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    JohnsKatt, July 27, 2012, 13:11
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    This is the 2nd alternator that has been put on my car since Feb. 2012. The 1st one was from a shop that has been in business for 34 years. I took it back to them and they swore it wasn't the alternator. I got the 2nd alternator at Auto Zone last week.

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