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mgaking

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In Topic: New Alternator, Battery Going Dead?!

22 October 2014 - 06:14 PM

Could be wrong on this but in my head there are no active components between the battery and alternator.

 

The battery is connected to the chassis; the alternator is bolted the the engine which is connected to the chassis.

 

Then there is a cable connecting alternator output to the battery positive. A difference of over 2 volts to me is loose connections or dodgy cables.

 

As you say the alt is putting out 14V then it seems to be doing what it should do - its just not getting to the battery.


In Topic: New Alternator, Battery Going Dead?!

21 October 2014 - 08:24 PM

I've measured voltage at the alternator with a multimeter and can see typically 14.0 volts. However battery doesn't go above 11.7 volts.

 

If both these measurements are with the engine running then it suggests a wiring fault. 


In Topic: Bleeding Clutch 2005-2008 1.6 Petrol

12 October 2014 - 11:03 AM

http://www.halfords....unson-eezibleed


In Topic: Driving An Automatic

04 October 2014 - 09:10 AM

Regarding the cruise control, do you not have the + and - buttons on the steering wheel controls?

Press and hold - to set a lower speed,


In Topic: No Reverse Light?

03 October 2014 - 11:11 AM

might be worth checking if there is 12v on it all the time or just when its in reverse?
an extension to that would be to check if there is 12v coming off the ground too.

a good example of 12v on 12v is the internal boot light for whatever reason mine turns off not by cutting the 12v line, but by pumping 12v down the ground. Didn't realise until I wired in a second boot light and grounded it off something else and it wouldn't turn off, had to run a second cable around to it to do the job


Anyhow, if its perhaps shorting out or damaged somewhere it might help explain it.

 

Could be that there is permanent 12v on one side of the bulb and the other terminal is grounded through the reverse switch.

 

Don't know for sure but it would account for what your seeing.

 

If this is the case then OP has a faulty reverse switch?