Chevrolet Battery Warning Light ON

If your Chevrolet battery light is on or your Chevrolet won't start or charge the battery the problem could be due to:

  • a bad alternator,
  • battery,
  • poor ground connection,
  • blown fuse,
  • bad relay
  • a parasitic draw.

Chevrolet electrical issues can be tricky and challenging to figure out.

The first step in troubleshooting Chevrolet battery problems is to check the charging system including the battery and alternator.

This test can be performed by your Chevrolet dealer, auto mechanic or you if you have the right tool.

In this guide, you will find instructions on how to test the Chevrolet battery and charging system yourself. 

Symptoms

  • Chevrolet battery light on
  • The alternator won't charge the battery
  • The car keeps dying or won't start
  • Chevrolet keeps dying after a few minutes
  • Slow engine cranking
  • Warning on dashboard
  • Lights dim or flickering
  • Chevrolet stalls or is hard to start
  • Battery keeps on dying
  • Low Battery Warning on DIC

How to test Chevrolet charging system

What you will need 

To perform Chevrolet charging system test yourself you will need a charging system analyzer. Your local auto parts store may carry battery system check free of charge. 

Instructions

Step 1

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Park your Chevrolet on a safe area. Set the parking brakes and turn off the ignition.

Step 2

Pull the hood release under the dashboard and open the hood.

Step 3

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Locate the battery. Newer Chevrolet have a plastic cover on top of the battery. If necessary remove the cover to access the positive and negative terminals of the battery.

Step 4

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Connect the red clamp on the positive battery terminal.

Step 5

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Connect the negative clamp on the negative terminal.

Step 6

Perform battery and alternator test procedure.

By YOUCANIC on Jun 3, 2019

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