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: July 1, 2018
If the battery warning light (a light in the shape of a battery symbol) on the dashboard comes on while you're driving, that means the charging system isn't working, but the fault may lie in something other than the battery. The cause of the battery light could be a loose or corroded battery cable or other wire connecting components of the charging system, or it might be a problem with the alternator or voltage regulator. The alternator generates the power that is stored in the battery. If the alternator fails, or the accessory belt that drives the alternator is loose or broken, then you'll end up with a dead battery because the bad alternator isn't recharging the battery.
Use your multi-meter to probe each connector. Set the multi-meter for DC volts and put the prongs of your multi-meter into the connector. It should read 12 volts. Check the wiring on any switch that has a low voltage reading. Tighten any loose connections, and clear away any corrosion. Test another switch. Take a switch from another door and plug it into the connectors on the malfunctioning door. If you are able to operate your window using this switch, then the original is bad and will need to be replaced. Buy a new switch. Contact your dealership or favorite parts store and get a new window switch. Install the new window switch. This can be done by plugging the connectors into the switch and popping the switch back into the door panel.