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Old 07-19-2005, 17:02   #1 (permalink)
Austin Shackles
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Re: Battery light on with no key, off with key!?

On or around 19 Jul 2005 11:32:26 -0700, "VeryYellow"
<alan.hancock@casservicesltd.com> enlightened us thusly:

>Hi
>
>This morning my wife’s Disco (92 200Tdi) battery was flat as it could
>be. I dumped by Defender battery in to get her to work, all seemed ok.
>When she got to work and turned the ignition off, the battery warning
>light came on (with the key removed!), she left it like that all day,
>started the engine first time and drove home.
>Now I have a Disco with the warning light on all the time the ignition
>is off, and when I turn the key to the point where the dash lights go
>on the battery light goes out! the light stays out when the engine is
>running and the battery seems to charge (or at least its not flat yet
>and seems to have plenty of power).
>REALLY lost on this one, is it a new alternator? Any clues?
>Expecting an early start swapping batteries tomorrow. ?


alternator fault. If you have a local branch of lucas service or similar
electrical specialists, it'd be worth taking it in - might just need a
regulator or a diode pack or something.

failing that, exchange alternator I'm afraid, or a second-hand one.

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