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    2004 Signum 1.9 CDTI 120. Yesterday I had to jump start the car as the battery was totaly flat (original Vx battery) After jump starting I had no power steering when I moved it. Charged the battery overnight and the car started this morning. I have just replaced the battery as the original is nearly 8 years old, and now the EML light (engine shaped light bottom right of dash) is on. Can anybody suggest anything. Everything else seems to work OK now.

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    Just gone out to the car. Started fine but now the battery light is on as well. !!!!
    Could I have damaged the alternator jump starting it last night?

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    have you checked the voltage on the battery and alternator

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    The alternator is probably the reason the battery was flat in the first place.

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    Not checked the voltage yet. The old battery is 8 years old. Still the original Vx one as fitted. So can't complain about having to replace it.

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    Have checked voltage at battery. 12 volts that drops during cranking. Will not go over 12.2 when engine is revved. Guess its the alternater. Will remove it tomorrow and get it tested. Can anyone reccomend a reasonably priced replacement if my auto electrician can't fix it.

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    It sure is the alternator, cant help on a price though.

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    Sorted with a new alternator. 14 volts on testmode radio display during a 4.5 mile drive. Car should go a lot faster now with the excess wait drained from my wallet this week. New alternator, new battery and new air con condensor. Hopefully after a regas tomorrow we should be good to go again.
    Great how 2s on this forum. Have saved me ££££s over the last 4 years. Good job I don't have to pay a garage for the labour.
    Thanks to every one who contributes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petethepipe View Post
    Sorted with a new alternator. 14 volts on testmode radio display during a 4.5 mile drive. Car should go a lot faster now with the excess wait drained from my wallet this week. New alternator, new battery and new air con condensor. Hopefully after a regas tomorrow we should be good to go again.
    Great how 2s on this forum. Have saved me ££££s over the last 4 years. Good job I don't have to pay a garage for the labour.
    Thanks to every one who contributes.

    glad to help mate

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