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1 have a warning light that comes on after 10 mins and remains on a auto electrian says it is linked to the alterenator but the battery does not go flat i dont want to buy a new 1 in case that does not solve this

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  • bryanvs Aug 06, 2008

    When I am driving and my revs are above 3500 the battery light flickers.. It stays fairly constant when I floor it and goes away when I take my foot off the gas. I drive a 2001 VW Polo. I don't think this is a serious problem but any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re bryanvs' battery light flickering. This sounds like a slipping fan belt. Check your belt tension. A hard push with your thumb should bend the longest throw of the belt in by half an inch. Any more, and you may need to tighten the belt. Hope this helps.

Re rabturner's problem - battery warning light comes on after 10 minutes; This does sound like your alternator electronics becoming disabled as they warm up. Your electrician should be able to tell you whether your alternator is charging or not - take your car in after a good run, when the light is "on". If alternator is faulty, you can get a reconditioned one cheaper than a new one. All the best, OzKluger

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