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    The battery light is coming on intermittently on my 1.9 cdti 120. It always goes off after switching the engine on and off. Sometimes it can go a few weeks between coming on and other times it comes on almost every day

    Thing is, in the test menu on the BID screen, the battery always shows 14.4/5 volts when the engine is running and this doesn't change when the battery light comes on.

    Anyone have any ideas before i shell out £100 on a new alternator?

    Cheers.

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    Have you tried running a battery tester over the battery just in case there is a fault with the display? Does the display every fluctuate if you put all the lights, heaters, AC on and put the system under extreme load?

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    Well, looks like it's time for a new alternator. Light came on 6 times today. Same story every time, voltage drops to ~12 volts, light comes on and the voltage goes back to 14.4/5.


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    hi dont buy a motor factor alternator my m8 is on his 3rd one fitted 2 from factors both went within 3 mnths u pay more but id find a vaux one new or second hand

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