Charging System Symptom Troubleshooting

Symptom Diagnostic procedure Also check for 
Charging system indicator does not come on, with the ignition switch ON (II) Troubleshoot the charging system indicator circuit.  
Charging system indicator stays on 1.

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Troubleshoot the charging system indicator circuit.
Check for a broken drive belt.
Check the drive belt auto-tensioner. 
 
Battery discharged 1.

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Check for a poor connection and for open or shorted wire(s) in charging system.
Check for parasitic electrical current draw.
Check for a broken drive belt.
Check the drive belt auto-tensioner.
Troubleshoot the alternator and regulator circuit.
Check for a poor connection at the battery terminal.
Test the battery. 
 
Battery overcharged 1.

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Troubleshoot the alternator and regulator circuit.
Test the battery.