I have a 2004 Toyota Matrix XR. I’ve been having a lot of issues with the battery light. Currently with a new alternator (not rebuilt) it seems to be putting out 16.3 volts. My dash looks really bright and my headlights look really bright. I checked the voltage using the cigarette outlet to my volt meter.
My questions are:
Is there any way something other than the alternator be causing me to be getting 16.3 volts? I personally don’t think so that it would have to be the regulator in the alternator. before I loose me cool at the auto store I hope you can give me some information on this.
This is the second replacement for the Alternator. Is it really possible that I may have a two newly purchased alternators that are bad?
Could something in my car be causing the alternators to be bad.
For more information on my issue from the start look up “Battery Light On, Battery and Alternator good, no problems starting” from my original post of this issue.