Sorry if this has been asked before…
We have a 2004 Honda Element.
We had the alternator changed in March 2020.
The battery light started coming on (back in March). We had the battery tested and it said it was fine. Kept driving it and it was fine for a bit. Then the light started coming on again. The battery would die and we would charge it up. Died one time while out and had to have it towed home. We tried to jump it and it wouldn’t stay on. We put in a new battery in May and the light still came on. But the battery didn’t drain. During the time with the old and new battery we would lose radio, ac and anything electrical. The car wouldn’t die. We would cut it off once home and then use it again and it would be fine. I went out to use it 2 weeks ago and it wouldn’t start. We got it to a mechanic and they say it’s the alternator. I didn’t think alternators would die after a year and a half. Could there be a short somewhere or maybe a fuse? I’m just trying to see what my options are before I shell out money to have a new alternator put in and it not actually be that.