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    Default 1.9 Complete Electrical Fault

    Hi all,

    I hope you can help me locate this fault and thank you for reading.

    Today i was driving home and when i came to a roundabout the dash lights and radio would fade and then go out.

    After the roundabout the dash electrics would come back displaying airbag and ABS warning. a few seconds more and then they would go out.

    When i got home (1 mile) i would turn the ignituon on and run the fan at 2. if i raised the fan speed the dash would fail again.

    while this is happening i would hear a click from the passenger foot well. This click reminds me of a relay click.

    i have had a look at the internal fuse box and there does not seem to be any relays.

    any ideas i can look at to resolve this issue.

    thank you in advance

    Russell

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    I will go out on a limb m8 and say alternator. Have it checked.

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    Sounds like alternator on way out

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    ^^^ What they said

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    As above that's the alternator failing.

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    From this i assume that it is the alternator. :-) What is the chance that it could just be the Battery? worth replacing / testing?


    Just been out. the car wont start now so it looks like it is one or the other.

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    Last edited by DamnManCannon; 18th December 2011 at 20:43. Reason: forgot someting

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    Start the engine and put a multi meter over the battery terminals. Voltage should be at least 14.2v (turn all electrical items off, lights, etc). If any less, then it's your alternator

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    Thanks to you all

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    Quote Originally Posted by DamnManCannon View Post
    From this i assume that it is the alternator. :-) What is the chance that it could just be the Battery? worth replacing / testing?


    Just been out. the car wont start now so it looks like it is one or the other.

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    Batteries usually only affect starting. When the engine is running it uses the alternator. Alternators can also be the secondary cause of bad starting/failure to start if they are failing to charge the battery.

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    I would also say altenator won't start as battery is not charging so no juice left in it to start change altenator and battery will charge back up again

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