damn it! not again!
Join Date: Feb 2010
Blue S10 is offline
Intermitent blinking battery light!!
i have a 01 chevy s10 v4 4.3
I was on a long road trip. Out in the middle of no where my battery light started intermittently going on and off. I immediately checked the volt meter. It was normal at 14v. I keep driving. They light eventually stopped coming on. About 150 miles later the light started doing it again, this time the volt meter had dropped about 11-12 volts. I was still about 120 miles from home so I turned off my stereo, my AC. I was determined to make it home. I made it home. I pulled out the alternator and had it bench checked. They guy at Napa said that it was bad so I replaced it.
After I replaced it I thought that would fix the problem but it didnt. I just got the new aternator installed and went for a short drive. The battery light is still intermittent. The volt meter in the truck reads 14-16. When I turn on everything, AC on max, Stereo and Lights on bright, it drops down to 14v but never drops lower. So the alternator is working but what could cause the battery light to be intermittent. When I say intermettent I mean that it comes on for 3 seconds, goes out for 5, comes on for 2 seconds, going out for 3. Its always coming on but never in a constant pattern.
i put a new battery in aswell but still nothing! WHAT IS CAUSING THIS???
life is a biach, i'm just playing on the sand.....