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Old 02-23-2013
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Re: Battery alarm troubleshooting

Here is an update ... it turned out to be the alternator was infact causing the problem and a local electrician repaired it for Eur80 (a. USD 105) for parts (internal regulator + brushes) and labour! Put everything in place and it looks to be working well although there seems to be one problem albeit unrelated! So my original problem was after starting the engine, the battery light remained on and now the temperature light does not go on at all on ignition! All three warning ligths (battery, oil pressure, temperature) + buzzer would come on as I turn the ignition key and then all three go off after a few seconds with the engine on! pfff never a moment ...
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Re: Battery alarm troubleshooting

"now the temperature light does not go on at all on ignition! "
That could just be a burned out bulb. Most idiot light systems are designed to self-test and light up when the key is turned. No light means the bulb has burned out, or there's a break in the wiring or other fault. But most commonly, a burned out bulb.
I'd suggest taking the bulb out and testing it, and if it has burned out, or if it simply was a PITA to access the bulbs, think about replacing them all while you are in there. Bulbs are cheap enough.
You may find different bulbs that will fit. If any are listed as an "instrumentation" bulb, that means they are usually a little dimmer but designed to be more robust, with a stronger filament that is less likely to burn out again. Filaments don't like vibration, engines will always offend them. (G) And these days, who knows, you may find LED replacements available as well.
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Re: Battery alarm troubleshooting

thanks for that. unfortunately i checked the bulb and the connections on the control panel but all in order. I will try and figure out where the sender unit is located and check the continuity but I cannot locate the thing so will start a new thread! thanks again.
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