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Bty warning light
« on: Feb 7th, 2018, 1:21pm »
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On my 24 valve Cossie estate, when I switch the Ignition on the dash lights come on and go out as they should, except the red Bty light which stays on?  It goes out when I start up and stays out.  Occasionally when I turn the Ignition on the needles will flick but this does not always happen.
 
The bty is only about 4 months old.  It is a Varta E38 as recommended by "Tanya Btys."
 
How do I solve my problem folks?
 
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 7th, 2018, 1:49pm »
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Hello, make sure your battery terminals are tight and not corroded, needle flick is a sign of lack of battery power.  
But as you have a new battery just check everything is connected particularly on the earth side and all secure, clean out any debris from the battery drain on the mounting shelf also.
 
If still bad go back to garage and get them to check battery is fine and charging rate is good.
You can get a reading from the dash for some of this just hold in the trip button and see relevent item on here to explain the codes
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Re: Bty warning light
« Reply #2 on: Feb 7th, 2018, 2:00pm »
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Mike, I think This is what Roy is directing you to. You can see the charging rate by selecting the relevant mode. Wink
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Re: Bty warning light
« Reply #3 on: Feb 7th, 2018, 4:07pm »
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Mike,
 
Remember if you do an instrument reset (to check voltage etc) the needles will always flick round next time you turn on the ignition - so always turn off & on after a reset otherwise you may misinterpret flicking needles the next day or whenever you next use the car.
 
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Re: Bty warning light
« Reply #4 on: Feb 7th, 2018, 10:02pm »
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I wonder if there is a bit of damp around that near-side fuse-box?   Or a bit more than damp?
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 8th, 2018, 6:05pm »
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A flood of excellent suggestions, thank you all.
 
i will make the checks asap and report back.  Just waiting for a rise in the temp.
 
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Re: Bty warning light
« Reply #6 on: Feb 9th, 2018, 12:31am »
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Isn't the red battery light supposed to stay on until the engine is started and the alternator starts charging the battery ?
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 9th, 2018, 8:55am »
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Ummm  Roll Eyes. yes.  I give up.
 
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 9th, 2018, 8:35pm »
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Ummm  Roll Eyes. yes.  I give up.  
 
Thanks Glyn  
 
Mike........I have just shown the above post, including yours Glyn, to my wife.  She is laughing her head off!  Ah well.  'tis me age.
 
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« Reply #9 on: Feb 10th, 2018, 12:48am »
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I know the feeling, some time ago due to an age-related blank mind I asked for help because WOT starting wouldn't work until a kind soul suggested I try moving the driver' carpet !!!! Embarassed
Show your wife that and she won't think so badly of you !!
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« Reply #10 on: Feb 12th, 2018, 9:38am »
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Good one Glyn.  I am not alone.
 
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