Thanks for your experience on this. I will probably ignore the problem.
I also have a check engine light due to insufficient catalyst. I will
probably need to fix that soon to pass inspection.
=====> my theory on the Alternator light is that there is a back feed
somewhere that is causing the light to shine. for some unknown reason,
the back feed stops and turns the light out. but what is causing it???
i can only speak from my case. i've had this particular car for about 2
years and it's done it since the day i've gotten it. i have multiple
cars to drive and this car may stay parked for several months and not
started. but each time i go out and start it, it fires right up, which
means that the battery was getting the charge it needs. so..........
there are mixed signals somewhere. the light comes and goes, but yet,
the end result is that it hasn't affected the vehicle from starting. i
wonder if anyone else has had a similar experience?
as a post note here. i have two P-71's and the other vehicle doesn't do
this and they are the same year. the electrical checks that i've
performed between the two cars have checked out so far and there is no
hard or soft codes reflecting what this problem is.
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