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Old 11-19-2008, 08:33 PM   #1
Starbwoy
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Yellow Battery Light

My yellow battery light comes on when the car is cold and turns off after awhile. I changed the battery and I still have the same problem. The car runs perfectly. Now I'm thinking it may be the alternator, how do I check?

Any suggestions?

2002 e46

Thanks.

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Old 11-21-2008, 11:06 PM   #2
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Hey Bro,

I had the same problem with my BMW the battery light would turn on for awhile then go away..I am 100% sure that you would need to change ur alternator. I did and it never came back on again...I would take it to RMP and have Rocco take a look at it...
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:08 AM   #3
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^werd, Yellow usually means the alternator is on its way out, RMP has OEM Bosch reman units at a great price. Most other shops will sell a rebuilt unit w/random internals and a Bosch case...be carefull
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:20 AM   #4
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^werd, Yellow usually means the alternator is on its way out, RMP has OEM Bosch reman units at a great price. Most other shops will sell a rebuilt unit w/random internals and a Bosch case...be carefull
Or some shops will tell you that other shops do that, when they in themselves do it and lie about it.

I'll say be careful too.
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