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The same thing actually happened again a year later. It was the same situation where the alternator wasn't putting out enough voltage to charge the battery. I took it to a mechanic and they noticed that the wire(s) connected to the alternator were burnt. After replacing the wires, everything worked like normal again. Putting two and two together, both ...


To follow on from Zaid's answer, I suspect the old alternator trashed the battery - they really don't like repeated deep discharges, so you might well find you need a new battery too...


It sounds like the alternator is not charging the battery. The battery is needed to power your fuel injectors, spark plugs and other auxiliaries. To confirm this, use a multimeter to check the voltage of the battery with the car running. Judging by the description of the battery's condition, you may require a jump start to get the car running again.


maybe you should consider replacing the battery / is the general case when the battery light lights ups

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