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Generator light on dash

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Turned the car off last evening and noticed the red generator light on the dash was on very faintly. I started the car back up and it went off immediately but came on again when I shut it down. It's a very faint light that you would miss in bright sunlight. I don't drive the car much at night so maybe it's been going on for a while now, I dunno. Unlike most of the people on here I'm fairly green when it comes to working on cars so I'm not exactly sure where to start. Any help would be appreciated.
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Altenators is a 3 phase generator. What is happening is you are loosing one of the phase, A bad diode has gone intermittent or a loose wire in one of the phase. You may have to replace the altenator
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