My alternator has just died on me.....for what reason I don't know! It was working fine at 10pm last night, get in it this morning and the battery light stayed on and the alarm went off. I got out and checked the belt, all seemed good. Went for a drive and the light went out. when I got in it again it just stayed on. I've checked all the connections, the battery is fine (not for long if i don't find out whats up), the alternator is not making any strange noises. Do they just die like that??? What I want to know is, did the EA receive a new alternator or were they just carried over from the X series? I preferably want to get a second hand one, but new if I find one at the right price. How much am I looking at?