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1992 Ford Escort Question: why does my battery light on my dash turns on when car is off and key is removed

 

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jujubeans, 1.9L 4 Cylinder, Kalispell, MT, October 04, 2012, 18:55
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So I see that when the light comes on when your car is running that it is bad..I start it and it turns off in a few seconds...what does it mean when car is completely off and it turns on?

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    pushrod October 04, 2012, 20:34
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    BEST GUESS: IGNITION SWITCH NOT ACTUALLY IN THE OFF POSITION. TRY MOVING KEY BACK A LITTLE MORE WHILE WATCHING LIGHT.

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    ziptie12, October 06, 2012, 14:17
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    Is it possible that an internal short in the alt. would cause that symptom?

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    jujubeans, October 06, 2012, 14:44
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    I found out it was the starter..somehow is missing a big chunk out of it and the wires arnt even grounded they are touching metal. have noo idea how this happened but it has been blowing all my fuses aswell.

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    pushrod, October 06, 2012, 15:00
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    BLOWING FUSES, DID NOT GET THAT INFO. SOMEHOW.

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