Hi got a new CD player fitted last Friday. On Monday the car wouldn't start and got someone to give a quick charge. Wouldn't start again the next day as battery flat. When charged again the battery charge leads were both incoorectly applied to the positive. Car wouldn't start at all. Took all battery leads off and charged battery separately. Put the battery back in the car and it runs but the alternator light on the dash stays on when the engine is running. Hubby tried to charge the battery again from his vehicle but couldn't get the positive lead on because of the sparks. Have we fried the alternator?
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CHECK REVERSE LIGHT SWITCI WHICH IS LOCATED AT FRONT SIDE OF MANUAL GEARBOX RIGHT BESIDE THE L PROBE AND ALTERNATOR AND COMPRESSOR CONNECTIONS.IT IS A 2 PIN PLUG.TAKE IT OUT AND USE A CABLE TO CONNECT TO THE TWO PINS AT THE LOOM.TURN IGNITION ON AND CHECK.IF LIGHTS GO ON THEN REPLACE THE REVERSE SWITCH.LET ME KNOW.
what color is the wire..it may be a memory lead..yellow or orange..some even have a power wire to the antenna so it will raise when the power is turned on..also may check the switches inside the unit that work with the eject part of the system..
Yes, a car will keep running with the battery disconnected, although that is not a good idea with all the sensitive electronic circuits on cars today. You can fry something expensive quickly. It will keep running because all power to run everything is supplied by the alternator, not the battery. Have the battery charged up again, and see what happens. I don't know why it went dead, unless you have a charging problem. Does the battery/alternator light go off after the car is started?
Simple answer: No. Polos and Golfs use different mechanical components.
More complicated answer: If there is that much damage then the bodyshell mountings are also quite likely to be distorted which will make any repair attempt futile. Ideally you must get the damaged parts stripped off and then get the mounting points accurately measured. This can only be done using specialised measuring equipment. The alternative is to invest in the parts needed for your repair and to fit them with an immediate alignment check at the nearest suitably equipped garage. If the alignment of the body is off then the car is effectively a write off as repairs will exceed the car value.
try cleaning your battery terminals and tightening them. if that doesnt solve the problem your battery or alternator may be dying, some auto parts stores will do a charging system check for free that will tell you if one or the other is bad.
100% sure it shows one of your cylinder compression is weak, please do a compression test to isolate the problem and get the head/pistons checked . This is a known problem with VW/Skoda 1.2 3 cylinder mills..
My Polo had a similar problem and the brake light switch at the brake pedal was replaced. Then the computer was reset and the EPC light issue was resolved. It has something to do with the engine management, when sensing the light switsh being activated, retarding the power of the engine.
Bought a very reputable diy service manual for the vehicle, and that plus a bit of thought and nous gave me the cure: no intrinsic problem other than loose relay connections. Went round with the wiring diagrams as guide checking all electrical connections in tight and relays fuses etc all good. Switched on and no problem any more.
By the way, vehicle is 1992 VW Polo - not Fox (which in UK is a variant of the Polo)