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1.6 Ghia Ti.

battery light came on on the way to work this afternoon. Belt is okay, and without having checked voltages etc I'm presuming I've got a bad alternator.

If that proves to be the case any idea if there's a certain amperage I need for the Ghia model or are they all the same for the Ti?

Any tips appreciated.

Looks like I'm cycling the 10 miles to work tomorrow :(

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I am guessing that cars with the quickclear windscreen will have higher output alternators than ones without. yours might have a label on it which shows the output or at least a code which google will show the output for. have you checked connectors

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29 minutes ago, isetta said:

I am guessing that cars with the quickclear windscreen will have higher output alternators than ones without. yours might have a label on it which shows the output or at least a code which google will show the output for. have you checked connectors

Haven't checked anythis at all yet, still in work till 10pm and same again tomorrow. Off on Monday and Tuesday so i'll give it the once over then :)

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So yeah, looks like a bad alternator.

Heated screen won't turn on because the output is not enough but that's meant to happen apparently.

battery was showing 12.2, then was showing 14.3 when started so all was looking well. Voltage dropped to 11.5 with lights on etc So it could possibly just one of the windings gone bad maybe? And it stinks too.

Ordered a re-con one locally with a 3 yr warranty which i'll be picking up in the next hour.

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