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Wiife was warming her car up and her brake and battery light

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Wiife was warming her car up and her brake and battery light came on. She also says there might be an electrical smell
JA: Have you tested the battery? Have you tried testing the alternator?
Customer: Its below 30 degrees here as well
JA: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: 2005 spectra
JA: Are you fixing your Spectra yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: She just called and i googled to see what it might be and ended up here
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Thomas Ragusa replied 7 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** am a certified automotive technician and here to help you today. After warming up the vehicle did you or your wife drive the car or just shut it off? Do you have access to a voltmeter?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
She just left it there no driving. No
Expert:  Thomas Ragusa replied 7 months ago.

usually when the battery light and brake light come on at the same time, also could be accompanied by the abs light, the alternator could be faulty and not charging the battery, you could have a local parts store test the battery and output of the alternator for you, should be no charge.

Expert:  Thomas Ragusa replied 7 months ago.

Hello, Just following up, did you check out your wifes car or send it to get the battery and alternator checked?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I got charged 15 more dollars I no longer want any answers. Stop charging
Expert:  Thomas Ragusa replied 7 months ago.

I am just a consultant for JA and payment or charging is through the website itself, I have sent a flag to JA staff on your behalf, please contact JA customer support if you need further help.