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Why does my 1997 Nissan pickup keep putting the battery & brake light on my dashboard .

I have checked the charging voltage & it's over 14 volts so what is my problem causing these 2 lights to come on. My belt is tight,replaced it, terminals are clean etc. .

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SOURCE: 1997 dodge ram 1500 gen light comes on and the battery gauge jump

Replace the alternator if it's output is too low the gen light will come on,could also be loose or dirty connections at alt amd bat

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SOURCE: 1995 Nissan pickup will not start

How did you check the relay - they are very often the cause of no start problems in these trucks. If not, I'd bet on the starter as #2...

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SOURCE: Brake light, oil temperature light and battery light are on

there is a short somewhere. faulty battery or faulty alternator.

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SOURCE: battery voltage is very high when driving over 14

Voltage regulator is going bad. Have alternator tested or go ahead and have it replaced. Also this would be a good time to have the battery tested. Usually an alternator that is over charging will "cook" the battery causing it to not charge, not hold a charge, to losing the gel/electrolyte solution due to boil out.

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SOURCE: 1997 Buick Park Avenue Ultra. Replaced battery,

recheck your body ground may have surface rust on bolt, body, or connection

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