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focus zx3 zetec.190,000 miles.This morning on the way to work in the first mile the battery light flashed on twice for a couple seconds. Thats it. It hasnt been on any more today. what does that mean when it comes on? bad battery or bad alternator or both?
Also what happens when your driving if the battery or alternator goes out?
 

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The battery light icon indicates a problem with the charging system - battery, alternator, wiring or grounds. It doesn't necessarily mean a fault with the battery.
If it came on briefly and hasn't returned, I'd simply check the engine grounds, clean any corrosion from the battery posts, check the alternator connector, make sure the battery terminals are tight and secure and keep an eye on it. It could also be caused by something simple like a slipping accessory drive belt.
If your alternator fails completely, the car will run on battery power alone for a brief period. You'll eventually be stranded.
 
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