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Hi, my battery light on the dash came on, indicating that the alternator is not charging. I was wandering if there could be a different problem then the alternator, for the alt.. was replaced just a few year ago.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

No, I just tested the battery with a voltage meter, and it only showed 11.9 volts while running, and when I stopped the engine .the volts went up to just over 12 , teling me that the vehicle was using the battery power to keep runing

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '11 Honda?

Its a 2005 honda pilot

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Pilot yourself? What have you tried so far?

That's all Iv

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No that's all thanks

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Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. The only other things that it could be are the PCM, which actually tell the alternator to charge the battery or the wiring between the PCM and alternator and of course fuse#6 under the dash

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Mechanic for Honda: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 9 months ago

are you there?

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do you still need assistance? If not it would be nice for you to let me know. Thank you.

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