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Battery light and furl gauge

Hi my g1 battery light, fuel guage doesnt come on when i put the ignition on, if i start the car and put my brights on the light on the dash doesnt come as well, now my battery isnt charging due to this..i checked the cluster and fuses everythings fine..what could be the cause of this ?

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Polo Coupe 1043,1992, Will not start, can be bumped started, sometimes!!, theres a strange clicking noise from under the air box, when the ignition is on and sometimes the oil pressure light comes on when the car gets upto temperature, then I lose all power and then the engine cuts out. I've recently changed the dizzy cap, rotor arm and battery, all the leads are new ish along with the spark plugs. The previous owner has changed the head and done all that, leaving much of the engine loom unlagged and bare. Could this cause a problem on some of the electrical systems?

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Change the fuel filter a gain you may just got dirty or bad fuel. Also check and replace the air filter TDI need a lot of air.

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if you have a Digital Voltmeter hook it up to the battery , turn the car on and see how many volts its putting out with and without accessories. As a guide line 13.5 to 14.5 volts anything below these numbers the alternator or the wiring behind it is faulty. if the voltage is highrer than approx 14.5 volts its the voltage regulator(which is the worse of two evils)
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