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Old 11-03-2017, 01:03 PM
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Check Charge System + Warning Lights


So after a week or so installing my SiriusLed MX series bulbs, the 'check charge system' and warning lights go off intermittently. I did some research and saw this possible culprit is either bad battery or bad alternator. Before I could start troubleshooting those two components, I first replaced the lowbeam bulbs, after 2 days, the warning notice stop going off. Has anyone exeperienced anything similar? I bet the LEDs are drawing too much power off the alt/bat. Im wondering if upgrading to a 51R battery will eliminate the warning trigger given the car has 51xxx miles now. I also dont think there is a loose connection somewhere, i might be wrong! Thanks in advance FF!
 

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Old 11-03-2017, 01:46 PM
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Wonder if there's an internal short in one of the bulbs?
 
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Old 11-03-2017, 05:41 PM
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Don't know what to tell you, I have the same bulbs as you and no problems.
 
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Last time I saw that charge system message, I replaced a blown fuse to my horns, disconnected the battery monitor connector (that's connected to your negative battery terminal) reconnected and never saw the message again.

I didn't get the other warning lights that you got.
 
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Old 11-04-2017, 04:56 AM
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I’m running an older set of sirius leds and haven’t had a problem yet.
 
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:53 PM
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I doubt the LEDs would draw more power than the stock incandescent bulbs. Could take an ammeter and check the current draw of those bulbs via the fusebox.

I ran into this problem (check charge system + lights) at 50k miles.

Checked the battery and it was charging just fine. I drove it for like 5000 miles after that and it was OK. I found a $50 junkyard alternator and replaced it. Light went away.

Just last week at 90k miles had the same thing happen. Replaced it again and the light went away.

I bought the alternator for $50. New belt was like $15 from orielly's. No special tools, just socket wrenches (17mm tensioner) and sweat.
 

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Old 11-23-2017, 07:47 AM
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huh, alternator only lasts 50k miles? dang.. good reason to sell the GK early, thanks!
 
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:53 PM
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So just an update:

After replacing my LED bulbs for standard Halogens for two weeks, the warning lights never went off again. Now for the past week or so I put back my LED bulbs and still no warning lights. Im gonna give it a few more weeks to see if anything comes up, but now starting to wonder if it was a fluke of some sort, but interestingly enough, it did go off numerous times before.. strange, I think my GK is telling me something lol
 
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Old 11-30-2017, 01:41 PM
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sounds good touge! hope it's cured.
 
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Last time I saw that charge system message, I replaced a blown fuse to my horns, disconnected the battery monitor connector (that's connected to your negative battery terminal) reconnected and never saw the message again.

I didn't get the other warning lights that you got.
buena noche puede explicarme como resolvió el problema gracias
 
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