Hi - new to forum.
I have a 2008 Aveo with 105k on it. Very few problems so far, knock on wood. Last month I had a headlight go out so I replaced both as the other one usually goes out shortly thereafter. Last week the wife tells me that both the low beam head lights are out. I thought this was strange but I had kept the one old headlight as a spare and found out that I indeed blew both low beams out. I decided to take a short drive and in a mile or so I noted that the battery light was on. I turned around and went home. In the driveway the battery was dead as a doornail...classic symptoms of a bad alternator.
I replaced the alternator with one from NAPA, I noticed that the battery light was still on as well as the brake light, didn't notice the brake light when this all started, I may have missed it though. - did the dummy check with a meter on the battery, 13.2 volts when off, 13.5 at idle, 14.2 when held at about 2k rpms. Swapped the battery, drove about 70 miles with the AC and Brights on - battery is still charged fine. Brakes work fine.
Anyone have any thoughts on why I would have the alternator and brake lights on dimly when running? Secondly, I did notice that when I put on the parking brake BOTH the battery and the brake indicator lights go bright, not just the brake indicator.
Thans for any help offered,
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