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#106 Stoney871

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:39 AM

I believe that extra legislation comes in after the new year.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:03 AM

I believe that extra legislation comes in after the new year.


I know they were adding bits in about battery and wiring looms but I ain't heard of the battery light yet? Going to be more and more cars written off for ridiculous little things that have no real affect on the cars safety

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:13 AM

The legislation will be that any warning lights that don't illuminate on position II on the ignition, or conversely light up when the car is running i.e. airbag, abs, etc will be a fail.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:16 PM

I spoke to my local mot man and he said at present and in the near future the battery light off/on/ flashing is not a fail . He said airbag tc and brake warning is a fail . He is not aware of any changes to do with battery light . Anyway I checked the alternator again today and its charging constant 14.4 v . Battery light still on . I pulled the plug off and checked battery and there was no charge at all . So I will leave it plugged in and try to ignore the light for a while untill I either spend thousands fixing the smart charge or scrap the van

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

I reckon smart charge circuit failure then.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:26 PM

I reckon smart charge circuit failure then.


i agree with Stoney.

By the sound of it the ecu cant detect that your unplugging the alternator (it probably thinks it constantly unplugged) so it might be worth inspecting what you can of the wiring around the engine bay

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