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    my mums just borrowed my car to go to a hospital appointment about 30 mile away

    she phoned to say the battery light has come on, no loss in electric or anything

    she stopped twice on the way and the car restarted fine but the light is still on?

    i only replaced it a few months ago, i have a years warantee with it

    any ideas? the battery was replaced at the same time

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    Check the voltage with and without the engine running. But could be a duff alternator

    Should be at least 12.1 with engine off, and 14.4 running

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    Isn't that a sign that the alternator isn't charging the battery ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patch22 View Post
    Isn't that a sign that the alternator isn't charging the battery ?
    Usually, but there's a member on here who's battery light is on and off all the time, and her alternator is putting out 14.4 volts all the time

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    well heres the story lol

    she has just returned back so i went out to the car to have a look, no battery light on?
    shouted the mother over to help me open the bonnet, dodgy catch
    i told her the battery light isnt on but she assured me it was on all the way there and back

    she gets into the car to pull the latch, "the battery light is on look"







    no mother thats my emissions light (i blanked my EGR the other day)

    phew, thought i was gonna be spending pennies again haha

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    Typical woman driver

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony-1977 View Post
    Typical woman driver
    yep, i also have to keep reminding her there is a 6th gear as well lol

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    My mum thought you had to rewind DVD's like videos ,she is in her 80's tho bless her still pmsl tho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swedge View Post
    yep, i also have to keep reminding her there is a 6th gear as well lol
    6 ...? When my grandmother drove, she wouldn't go above 3rd.......

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    lol my mums not quite that bad, its funny when she sees me buying car parts and cleaning stuff she dosnt have a clue

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