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    Hi guys i was driving along the motorway today and all of a sudden the battery light, abs and traction control light and power steering light came on and i had no power steering. as i tried to get home all my lights, and speedo stopped working, managed to just get home and now car wont start, my, my mate reckons its the alternator, any ideas and if it is where can i get a cheap one from.

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    try your local motor factors mate at first or a local salvage yard

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    check your aux belt first mate.

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    Mine did the same mate, alternator was goosed. £380.00 off vx just for the part.

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    Just did mine today mate! cost me £200 quid from dealer. Not a bad job but becareful when removing the wireing harness! had to replace a couple of yellow clips!!

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    sounds like the alternator is packing up m8, power steering loss is the first sign

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    thanks will try and sort it this weekend

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    had a cdti zafira that did exactly the same with only 27000 on clock, if you speak to auto electrics places that supply the alternator they will tell you its a common fault on new vauxhalls, maybe watchdog should look into this aswell??
    not sure what year your car is but they are covered by vauxhall warranty mate.

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