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Hi I own a 1996 VW Transporter 1.9td. The alternator has recently been replaced. The problem is that when it is started the battery light stays on and the oil warning light flashes. This does go away if the van is restarted or, when left to run, a click is heard then the lights stop flashing. Is this a relay problem? Thanks. Alex

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Hi. I had this too after new alternator. It didn't like it. Had alternator tested and all ok. Auto electrician fitted an ordinary bulb in circuit using a feed from reversing light switch and tucked it away in battery box. It fools the system and works perfectly. He did explain

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    ut can't quite remember. A good auto electrician will know exactly What to do. I hate vw's all their electrics are too quirky and cause many costly problems. Hope thus helps

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