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Chevy cruze battery light on, help! #4727652
04/15/18 10:59 AM
04/15/18 10:59 AM
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Atlantic, Canada
wolf_06 Offline OP
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Gooday guys,

I went to the gym early this morning to do some cardio, I was listening to music in the car sipping on my coffee, the key was turned to the accessory position. I noticed the battery light came on after like 15 min on listening the radio. Never happened before.

Started the car, and I went off. Driving aroundin the city and didn't came back.

Why would it come on in the first place?

I would appreciate any inputs.

Thanks a lot!


2011 Chevy Cruze 1.8L 6AT
Castrol Magnatec syn blend 5w30, NAPA filter.
Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: wolf_06] #4727657
04/15/18 11:00 AM
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Usually the battery light is always on when the key is on and engine off.


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2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: Nick1994] #4727671
04/15/18 11:11 AM
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wolf_06 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Nick1994
Usually the battery light is always on when the key is on and engine off.


It was on accessory, not when you turn the key before it starts


2011 Chevy Cruze 1.8L 6AT
Castrol Magnatec syn blend 5w30, NAPA filter.
Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: wolf_06] #4727677
04/15/18 11:16 AM
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If it's not on with the engine running don't worry about it.


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Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: wolf_06] #4727679
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How old is the battery?


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Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: wolf_06] #4727682
04/15/18 11:21 AM
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Northern Kentucky
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It probably means you drained your old battery to a low voltage. Don't listen to music with the engine off it is bad for the battery. I would first recommend pulling the battery and having it fully charged on the grid then testing it to make sure it's still good.


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2002 Buick Century 130k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - Edge 0w40 + Fram XG3980
Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: 901Memphis] #4727688
04/15/18 11:28 AM
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If it is the original battery, I would strongly consider swapping it out. I've had the radio on the car while washing it for over 15 minutes and have never had that happen. It could be your battery is starting to show early signs of failure.


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2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback 1.4L (LE2) Mobil 1 5w30 w/ Wix
Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: PimTac] #4727695
04/15/18 11:32 AM
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Atlantic, Canada
wolf_06 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
How old is the battery?


Not even 2 years old, and it's an original Ac delco, they are not cheap!


2011 Chevy Cruze 1.8L 6AT
Castrol Magnatec syn blend 5w30, NAPA filter.
Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: wolf_06] #4727704
04/15/18 11:40 AM
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Kentucky
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Get a Autozone Duralast or Interstate Mega-Tron .
I used to like Searís Die-Hard.


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Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: fordman65] #4727714
04/15/18 11:54 AM
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wolf_06 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: fordman65
Get a Autozone Duralast or Interstate Mega-Tron .
I used to like Searís Die-Hard.


Yeah we don't have auto zone here in Canada, other alternative?


2011 Chevy Cruze 1.8L 6AT
Castrol Magnatec syn blend 5w30, NAPA filter.
Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: fordman65] #4727718
04/15/18 11:56 AM
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Load testers are cheap ...

Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: wolf_06] #4727719
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You have retained accessory power where the radio will play for 15 min as long as door not opened. In accessory, after 15 the bat light will come on as a warning that you are running a chance of excess battery rundown. That is all

Rod

Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: ragtoplvr] #4727725
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Originally Posted By: ragtoplvr
You have retained accessory power where the radio will play for 15 min as long as door not opened. In accessory, after 15 the bat light will come on as a warning that you are running a chance of excess battery rundown. That is all

Rod


Yeah this. It's all run off the body control module. I could get my wife's HHR to play the radio for hours by opening the passenger door, turning the key on (to roll up power windows) then key-off and door closed. It retained radio power until interrupted by the driver's door.

I think the light was just to nag you.

Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: eljefino] #4727747
04/15/18 12:24 PM
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Atlantic, Canada
wolf_06 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: eljefino
Originally Posted By: ragtoplvr
You have retained accessory power where the radio will play for 15 min as long as door not opened. In accessory, after 15 the bat light will come on as a warning that you are running a chance of excess battery rundown. That is all

I had the timing belt replaces, as well as the serpentine last week. Maybe they drained the battery

Rod


Yeah this. It's all run off the body control module. I could get my wife's HHR to play the radio for hours by opening the passenger door, turning the key on (to roll up power windows) then key-off and door closed. It retained radio power until interrupted by the driver's door.

I think the light was just to nag you.


2011 Chevy Cruze 1.8L 6AT
Castrol Magnatec syn blend 5w30, NAPA filter.
Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: wolf_06] #4727759
04/15/18 12:31 PM
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Interstate Mega Tron battery


97 Mercury Gran Marquis GS
4.6L V-8 250K
Castrol FS Edge or Castrol FS HM 5W or 10W 30
Kendall Semi-Synthetic 5W-20,5W-30 or 10W-30
WIX Oil 51372 or K&N HP 2010 Oil Filter
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