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Dash battery light is on

Just replaced both batteries last week with two optima red tops and since then the in dash battery symbol has lit up. It doesn't stay on constant but will flash intermittently. Thanks for any advice.


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First thing I would check is to see if the terminals are tight. Next, check both batteries individually to see if one has an issue. Finally, check the voltage with the truck running. You should see 13.5-14.5v, don't rely on the meter in the cluster. If the voltage is much lower than 13.5 and the glow plugs have had a chance to shut off, you have a alternator issue.


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Thanks, I'll check it out next week. I'm home right now in California and the truck is in Indiana, been working there for two months


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Check the alternator...I run redtop optimas and when mine did that alternator was fried I wouldnt run around to much with it doing that mine died in the middle of an intersection

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mine was doing the same thing changed alternator no more light.


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