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

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?

by in Kalispell, MT on October 04, 2012
1 answer 3 comments
ANSWER by on October 04, 2012
BEST GUESS: IGNITION SWITCH NOT ACTUALLY IN THE OFF POSITION. TRY MOVING KEY BACK A LITTLE MORE WHILE WATCHING LIGHT.
COMMENT by on October 06, 2012
Is it possible that an internal short in the alt. would cause that symptom?
COMMENT by on October 06, 2012
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.
COMMENT by on October 06, 2012
BLOWING FUSES, DID NOT GET THAT INFO. SOMEHOW.