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Changed Battery Cable and now Battery Light ON. Help...

I replaced my positive battery cable on my truck today and when I was done I started truck and the battery light is on. Why is the battery light on? What causes that light to come on? I am sure everything is hooked up right. It runs ok and starts ok but the battery light is on. Can anyone help please?

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Pop the alternator off and get it tested. That can cause it too.

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Its actually a newer alternator I put on a few weeks ago and light didnt come on till after I changed cable.

1999.5 FORD F250 SUPERDUTY 4X4 EXT CAB
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6 SPEED
SWAMPS 175/146 SINGLE SHOT INJECTORS
SWAMPS TUNING
6" AUSSIE STACKS
AFE INTAKE W/ PRO GUARD 7 FILTER
VAN TURBO
4" SUSPENSION LIFT
315/75/16 BUCKSHOT MAXXIS MUDDER TIRES ON STOCK WHEELS (WINTER TIRES)
16X9 MOTO METAL 951 BLACK WHEELS (SUMMER)
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Its actually a newer alternator I put on a few weeks ago and light didnt come on till after I changed cable.
ohhh. Hm. Is everything tight tight tight? on both batts. I know it sounds a little ... newbish but once mine flipped out cause they were corroded and not as tight as possible, batt light came on, then gauges went haywire. it was weird. But even your belts, and that tensioner, make sure all that's good too.

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Ya everything is good and tight. I checked over it twice. I just cant seem to figure it out.

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Got it fixed. Thanks.

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It was actually just one of the wires on the starter solenoid had fallen off when I disconnected it and I didnt see it. I think it was the wire that went to the alternator. Hooked it up and all is good now.

1999.5 FORD F250 SUPERDUTY 4X4 EXT CAB
7.3L POWERSTROKE DIESEL
6 SPEED
SWAMPS 175/146 SINGLE SHOT INJECTORS
SWAMPS TUNING
6" AUSSIE STACKS
AFE INTAKE W/ PRO GUARD 7 FILTER
VAN TURBO
4" SUSPENSION LIFT
315/75/16 BUCKSHOT MAXXIS MUDDER TIRES ON STOCK WHEELS (WINTER TIRES)
16X9 MOTO METAL 951 BLACK WHEELS (SUMMER)
COWL HOOD

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