Question about 2002 Volvo S60
Low battery voltage light comes on and battery won't hold charge...tested battery after light went on and it was only running at 10.4...drove a half a mile and stopped it and it is dead won't start. tried starting and got multiple clicking...returned 2 hours later and tried starting car and it started drove around for about 10 minutes light came back on again and here I sit.. hoping it may be just a voltage regulator? I read that they cannot replace the voltage regulator alone but that you need to replace the entire alternator? please advise. Thank you! KP
Agreed, you can do one of two things. Replace the alternator, or get some new brushes and try out your soldering skills. Good luck.
Posted on Nov 28, 2011
Yup, time for a new alternator. Most models have the regulator built into the alternator, so it makes it a little bit more expensive - but it will resolve your problems. If you are driving at night with a load on your charging system (lights and radio on), you will probably notice you have dim headlights. If you don't change it soon, you'll end up having to replace your battery too.
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Sounds like something is drawing the
battery down...The best test for this is.... Well before starting
this test make sure your doors are closed and everything is off. Then
...Take (disconnect) one end of the battery cable, the Positive or
negative it don't mater witch one. Put a 12 volt test light between
the two disconnected (cable and battery end)...now if the light is
lit, then you have a voltage drain somewhere...to find out were it is
you will have too start to remove your fuses one at a time until your
test light goes off...for example: if you pulled your cigaret lighter
fuse and the light went off then you know there is a problem with
This sounds a little confusing but it is fairly easy..i sure hope this helps you out..Good Luck
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