Author Topic: my battery light came on as well as my parking brake light  (Read 7971 times)

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hi i got a 83 Toyota and just put a 85 motor in it but my battery light is on as well as my parking brake light
whats up with this thing? win i turn my lights on and hit a turn sig the lights go Britte dim
Britte dim over and over again whats  :nerv:  ???  :maddest:
and the dumb kid that had it cut the alt wires and put pig tell adapters on it
so what coaler wires go to what?
i need sum HELPPPP!!!!! :crossed:  :crossed:

thank all of you for your time
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its not the fuses i dont think

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your alternator is most likely going out.
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Have enough brake fluid in the reservoir? Thats for the brake light. For the battery, hows the charge?
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all three times my alternator has gone out both the charge light and brake light have come on at the same time
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When the alternator stops charging, both the brake and the charge light come on.  It has nothing to do with your brake fluid level.  Definitly check the alternator output.  If the harness from the alternator to the regulator is butchered, that piece can be ordered from toyota.  It's possible that you could just pull the alternator, dissasemble the rear of it and put new brushes in it.

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check your underdash fuses, specifically the engine and headlight fuses.  Mine was blown and would do the same thing.

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The alternator gramlin strikes again...he got me a couple months ago!   :crazy:
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so its the alternator??? fuses are all good

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yeah its the altenator. youll no for sure soon enough when you can no longer start it and keep it started
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Ya know every problem may have more than one solution, but my Alternator and Brake light came on together and replacing the alternator was the fix. :dunno:  

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how long has it been on. mine died about 50 miles after mine came on
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for about 2-3 days and its slowly dieing

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how much have you been driving it. i also have a 2000 watt stereo system that probally sped up the process a little, but if its slowly starting to die its the alternator.
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YA toys for some reason  have the brake&alt  light come on when the ALT takes a poo.
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IT DIED ...........naw what

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replace the brushes

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rebuild it or get a new one from kragen or somewhere  like i did.  lifetime warrenty  im on # 13 lol   :biggthumpup:
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You are going to take the thing out anyway, I'd say try changine brushes first, they are only a couple of bucks and a few minutes with the soldering iron.  If you do go with a new alt, just remember that if you go with an aftermarket one, you will need to be real good at taking the alternator out and puting it back in.  Thats because you will change it alot.  Look at the above post, dude's on number 13!!  One time deal with a toyota alternator and you don't have to worry about changing the alternator 13 times.

Also keep in mind, if you are the type that likes mudding, mud can get inside the alt and push the brushes off the slip rings, and the alt won't work.  So keep it clean.  I watched my brother go through four pepboys alternators before he sprung for the toyota one and hasn't had a problem since.  On the other hand, he got real good at changing his alt.

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man this sucks

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got one from schucks about 2 1/2 yrs ago. still working great. :dunno:
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haw much?

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i went through three shucks ones in a little over three months and two of them were within a week and a half of each other, then i got a toyota remanufactured one for $180 and havent had any problems since
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You are going to take the thing out anyway, I'd say try changine brushes first, they are only a couple of bucks and a few minutes with the soldering iron. If you do go with a new alt, just remember that if you go with an aftermarket one, you will need to be real good at taking the alternator out and puting it back in. Thats because you will change it alot. Look at the above post, dude's on number 13!! One time deal with a toyota alternator and you don't have to worry about changing the alternator 13 times.

Also keep in mind, if you are the type that likes mudding, mud can get inside the alt and push the brushes off the slip rings, and the alt won't work. So keep it clean. I watched my brother go through four pepboys alternators before he sprung for the toyota one and hasn't had a problem since. On the other hand, he got real good at changing his alt.

takes me bout 15 mins to change my alternator without draining the radiator.   ive had 2 toyota alts  and i wasnt about to pay again so i decided to spring for a new one from kragen and if it died then id just take it back and get a new one..   Sofar  number 13  has been the ticket.  holding up to a ton of water and winching.
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what do you you do if it goes out on the trail???
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i run dual batteries (big CCA deep cycle ones)  so  if it goes out  i can run till a battery runs out and switch to the other.  i also have a spare ALT from a spare motor that i picked up that i sometimes carry if im going on a big trail and cant get back  to town easily.
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sweet deal, mine hasnt gone out on the trail, but two hours away from home. it sucked
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dude put the factory one on they have a warrenty just like the other guys-i worked at a dealership for a long time-seen lots of :pokinit: altornators go bad. plus the aftermarket one won't put out as much as a factory one. it better say nippon denso on it thats all i have to say

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:psss: well U allways can go to a alternator/starter shop
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