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Icon5 Battery light=Radio?

So I did my front BL today and the posative connection didnt reach so i tilted the battery... thats why its on i think BUT the radio dosen't work at all even when i push the power button... im getting a new battery obviously but wanted to know if that would fix it?
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Anyone know?
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yeah, tilting car batteries is generally not a good idea. does the other electrical suff work? start? if so then its probably not the battery.
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Yea everything starts but the bat light is on.... i know some water or sumthing leaked out of the top when i tilted it
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You need to set that battery back up straight. You can get some slack in that battery wire, I had to do it with mine.
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How do you get the slack? I tryed pulling it but got nothing
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How do you get the slack? I tryed pulling it but got nothing
Mine was taped to another wire. I cut that electrical tape and it gave me enough slack.
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Awesome seed! I was all prepared to buy a new battery and switch the terminals... Thanks man you guys rock
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i know some water or sumthing leaked out of the top when i tilted it
That water is actually water/acid.
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^ Or get a non-spillable starting battery like an Odyssey or Optima. If you have a big sound system or such then get a Battery Isolator and an AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) Deep-Cycle Battery to run the sound system, winch, inverter, etc etc etc.
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Went out there and got the slack.... battery lights on still suggestions?

Yea i was looking at an optima batter today there super expensive which would be my only set back
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How much water came out?
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Yeah now you messed the battery's electrolyte up.
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Enough to cause a little puddle... and as far as the electrode thats what i thought to... i think after my doctors appt. and after the bed of the lift is installed im gona go get a new battery

and as little i mean like a 50 cent peice size
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Get a Red Top if you do.
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Yea thats what I was looking at... The thing that sways me is the price
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Alright went out and bout an optima battery but the battery light is still on..... I went through and tightened my grounds.. Still got nothing.. The radio,4X4, Fog light and AC lights work but the clock, and the 4X4 doesn't engage
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Check all fuses.
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Did that they look ok but ill double check!
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Double checked fuses look fine... still dont know whats up.. would autozone be able to hook their computer up to my truck and find the problem?
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You checked both fuse locations? Idk whats up then.
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Sounds like you need a fullsize mod to cure it. lol
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Yea F men right... im just gona run it up to autozone and have them hook their computer up and see whats up cause the check engine lights on
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Wheres the ground wire for the block?
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your alternator is not charging, that is why that battery light is on.
Trace all of the wires from the alternator and make sure they are intact.
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