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#4727652 - 04/15/18 10:59 AM Chevy cruze battery light on, help!
wolf_06 Offline


Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 493
Loc: Atlantic, Canada
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!
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#4727657 - 04/15/18 11:00 AM Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: wolf_06]
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Usually the battery light is always on when the key is on and engine off.
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#4727671 - 04/15/18 11:11 AM Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: Nick1994]
wolf_06 Offline


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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
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#4727677 - 04/15/18 11:16 AM Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: wolf_06]
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If it's not on with the engine running don't worry about it.
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#4727679 - 04/15/18 11:17 AM Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: wolf_06]
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How old is the battery?
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#4727682 - 04/15/18 11:21 AM Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: wolf_06]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
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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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#4727688 - 04/15/18 11:28 AM Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 10/24/08
Posts: 967
Loc: Iowa
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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#4727695 - 04/15/18 11:32 AM Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: PimTac]
wolf_06 Offline


Registered: 06/11/12
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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!
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#4727704 - 04/15/18 11:40 AM Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: wolf_06]
fordman65 Offline


Registered: 08/08/12
Posts: 130
Loc: Kentucky
Get a Autozone Duralast or Interstate Mega-Tron .
I used to like Searís Die-Hard.
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#4727714 - 04/15/18 11:54 AM Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: fordman65]
wolf_06 Offline


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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?
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#4727718 - 04/15/18 11:56 AM Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: fordman65]
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Load testers are cheap ...

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#4727719 - 04/15/18 11:58 AM Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: wolf_06]
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Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 541
Loc: missouri
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

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#4727725 - 04/15/18 12:02 PM Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: ragtoplvr]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
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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.

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#4727747 - 04/15/18 12:24 PM Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: eljefino]
wolf_06 Offline


Registered: 06/11/12
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Loc: Atlantic, Canada
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.
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#4727759 - 04/15/18 12:31 PM Re: Chevy cruze battery light on, help! [Re: wolf_06]
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Interstate Mega Tron battery
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