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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 ...


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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...


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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.


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



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