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Old 10-01-2006, 07:07 AM
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Battery Light!

Hey friends,

My Battery Warning light turned on the other day, but no other symptoms showed up. The light stayed on until I got home. The next day, the light is out at first, then 5 miles down the road it comes on again. WTF? I get where I'm going and park. Third start now, light is out, I'm on my way to a local dealer, the light comes on. I get to the dealer, turn it off, talk to the service manager. I leave the car with them and get a rental.

After test driving, they can't get the battery light to come on. They get Chrysler corporate involved, get the wiring diagrams, request the F29 software. My original dealer doesn't have the software either. Three days later, they cleared some error codes, I still don't have F29 (claim Chrysler won't send it to them??), but so far, no return on the Battery light. I thought maybe it was a loose cable or a bad alternator, but everything is charging according to the Svc Manager.

If anything changes, I'll post here. I know Old Dude had a Battery light warning, anything ever come of that?? And if anyone knows what's the deal with dealers not getting F29 software, I'd love to know about that. You'd think Chrysler would ship it to all of their dealers, no? FWIW, the tech on my car knows his stuff for real. I'm just happy to be back in my Caliber, but I'm left wondering what other mystery problems may crop up, I'm putting a lot of miles on this car and will continue to do so, time will tell what else is in store. L8r.
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Re: Battery Light!

When you say battery light, it's the actuall light that is the picture of the battery right? Just want to clarify, because the electronic throttle controllight is a lightning bolt light that at first I thought was for the charging system or battery since it was a lightning bolt.

As for the F29 recall, the dealers don't keep it on hand. If they get a car requiring a software update, they have to submit it software change request to corporate, and then they can download the update trhough the network onto thier computers and flash the computer in the car. It doesn't get stored in the system for use anytime they want. And they have to requst it by using the VIN number so corporate can keep track of recalled vehicles. And they won't send it to a dealer requesting the update for a VIN number that isn't listed in the system as being affected.
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Re: Battery Light!

Dude, you know your s h i t, thx.

It was the indicator light that looks like a battery, in red. NOT the lighting bolt... Put a hundred miles on my R/T today, no problems. I'll be sure to have my original dealer get the F29 software in advance of my upcoming 3rd oil change. L8®.


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Re: Battery Light!

My battery light has came on numerous times. I just got it back from the dealer and since they could not get it to come on while they were driving it, they gave it back saying there is nothing they can do.

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Re: Battery Light!

I only had the problem with it that one night.
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Re: Battery Light!

I too have had this problem. Dealer can't get it to come on, so I'm stuck with this mystery problem. It comes on and off every couple weeks. Any solutions?
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Re: Battery Light!

I've had it come on exactly once when I had the stereo blasting for several hours while I was waxing/detailing it for the first time
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I have a similar problem, the battery light indicator comes on after 10 minutes driving, battery and alternator are tested (while the light is on) and they`re working fine. Could it be a software issue?
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