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    Default Alternator or Battery???????

    Just when you don't need it to happen it DOES!!

    The battery light has started to come on approx 3 or 4 mins after the engine has started on my 56 plate 1.9 Cdti Signum, stop the engine and start it again and it appears again after the same duration and doesn't go out until the engine is stopped again.
    It has had a new alternator fitted approx 2 years ago under warranty, my question is this how do i determine whether the battery is at fault or the alternator??
    I have had a look at the battery and it looks like the original and the spy hole is black in colour, what does this tell me??
    I am in a rush for answers please as I am going away tomorrow afternoon and was going in the car!!! I'm hoping its the battery so I can throw a new one on in the morning!!
    Cheers for any replies.
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    in my astra van the alt went and power steering failed so id say if it alt the steering would be like rock....i could be wrong with a signum but was like this for my astra

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    Cheers mate, how long was it after the light come on before your steering failed, thats not happened to mine yet but the light has only appeared today!!

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    light on steering solid in like a min less even BUT astra van not a vec so i dono maybe buy a battery fit it and see what happen if still there take it back get cash back sorry i cant really help but im trying

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    ok cheers mate. (good idea that)

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    see not as dum as i sound lol

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    if the the little screen on the battery is black , its goosed as is should br green , best thing to do is call in to an auto electrician and he will put a tester on your battery which will tell him 2 things one if your battery is knackered and two if your alty is putting out the right charge

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    Just done a volt metre test, 12.2v without the engine running. 11.1v with the engine running and high revs which drops off even further when you turn the lights on and heater etc. Its looking like I need a new alternator AGAIN this can't be normal surely...any ideas anyone for tomorrow i know its a Sunday but i'm desperate for this to be done tomorrow?????
    Cheers.Ste

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    i would say that is defo the alt mate. sorry to hear that.

    we got stuck today with a flat battery. luckily the alternator was fine, just a new batt to pay for

    why not see if you can get a reconditioned one?

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    Yes will do mate but the problem is i need it done tomorrow desperately as i was supposed to be going away for a few days in the car as from tomorrow afternoon!
    Don't suppose anyone knows any auto electrical places open on a sunday in the wigan/warrington area???
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