Battery indicator question

Vehicle: 2005 Explorer, XLT, V-8, 9,000 miles.
Ever since I bought this vehicle about a year ago the battery indicator (in the battery) has been giving me the craps. In the beginning it varied from
amber to green and now it is red (or orange?). I have no reason to question the functionality of this battery...it just got me thru a fairly cold winter, but the indicator sure bugs me. Not being a battery expert, can/do I have a good battery with a bad indicator?
TIA, Al in Poughkeepsie
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that indictor is for before the car is sold. There is a 3 page TSB (technical service bullitin) all about it. it only indicates one cell out of 6. and it was not designed to be acurate except when stationary. in other word driving will cause it to maybe stick so it appears to have a low charge. bottom line don't stress over it. depend on your ear to tell you if your battery is low, the engine won't spin over as happily as before. your warranty is 3 years I believe. so if you feel it's not cranking normally take to the dealer. they real should put a black sticker over it we get this all the time. some people will go balistic so you have to change it and ford won;t cover a good battery so thr dealer has to eat it. just so you know. Peace Out, Bob
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Thanks for your answer. I really didn't think that the battery is/was bad. Your comment about the black sticker is hilarious...reminds me of a 1979 Buck Riveria I owned. Bought it new, but the temperature indicator (in the dash) was always on. I had Mr. Goodwrench (choke) work on it numerous times. They changed the sensor (and/or sending unit) many, many times. Still no fix...then one time I brought it back and behold...the indicator was off. So I do a little investigation and found that they had taped the sensor off. Man was I pissed. To make a long story short...the factory had installed the wrong p/n sensor and Mr. Goodwrench kept on replacing the one they took out with the same wrong p/n. That was my last GM product.
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FYI my 99 XLT still has the original battery. 7+ years.
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My 99 XLS also has the original battery. But, it is finally starting to show its age. It will be replaced before winter rolls around.

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