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Battery was flat, all dash lights remain on and buzzing sound from under bonnet (Below battery) when ignition switched on. Was intermittant and car started fine (normally dash lights come on and then the TC HD etc go off and you are left with just the battery and abs on?) now they all stay on and car will not start whilst the buzzing noise is sounding. Sounds like a sticking relay or something in the gap between battery and engine (V6 petrol. Any ideas?

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If the battery light is on, I strongly suggest that you have the battery charged. It can be an indication of a weak battery or a faulty alternator. If the battery light still on after charging then the problem will surely be on the alternator itself. If that's the case the alternator should be replaced to resolve the problem.

If the battery won't hold charge even on a new alternator then the problem will be on the battery itself. It surely is in the end of it's service life and replacement will be necessary.

You may try to reset it to by removing the positive battery connector, letting it sit for at least 5mins. then reconnect it again. This will reset the system and can get the battery light off.

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