Battery and brake lights on again after alternator replaced

subaru
brakes
lights
outback
batteries
alternators

#1

My 2001 Outback lost power while driving home last week–brake and battery lights came on, tach and speedometer needles stopped working, then car lost power. A fresh battery got me to the shop where the alternator was replaced. Ten blocks after leaving the shop, the battery and brake lights came on again! I drove it 30 miles and checked the battery. It shows a full charge. Just bad lights? or is something else wrong?


#2

Bring it right back to the shop… ASAP. It’s possible the new alternator is defective. I’ve seen it happen many times, I’ve replaced a alternator and the new one is junk right out of the box.

You need to get it back to the shop because it is a possibility that it is just a loose connection on the alternator.