I'd been getting this message on the OBD most mornings, just the once and then my drive to work is pretty fast so was happening for about 2-3 weeks. This weekend got to the point where I was 50 miles from home and daren't stop the engine. Anyway's today the message came on and stayed on on my way home, stopped the car and tried to start it again and the battery was dead. It appears that the alternator was working intermittently and basically packed up even self exciting today. Anyway I was wondering, is there a bulb in the dashboard that may have blown or on my car does it only have the graphical display for the battery failure? I honestly don't know and I've had my baby for nearly 5 years!!! Like the Honda advert, isn't it nice when things just work!!???
Failing that does anyone have a wiring diagram, could it just be a blown fuse? I get no voltage on the ind terminal on the alternator with the ignition on, but I daren't put my hands in when the engine is running!! Any help would be appreciated
No its about 18 months old, as I had a similar problem that replacing the battery cured. What I haven't put in the original thread is that I've put a new battery on and it makes no difference. I can't get above 12 volts across the battery with the engine running. During a drive the warning goes on and off at various revs.
Got to hand it to Jason at Donalds!!Last Thursday Alfa Romeo showed 1 in stock, Jason ordered it only for it to no-show untill next Tuesday. Thoroughly peeved we got in touch with him and without going into to much boring detail, one was waiting for me Saturday morning. It's not the first time I've dealt with Jason, but he really went the extra mile!! Top bloke,top service, I'll let you know what the rest of them are like when I get my Guilietta!!!
Hi Rhett, just bought a 147GTA and joined the club and am getting the same warning when I am hitting hi-revs in 'spirited driving mode'. What was the problem with yours in the end and what was the fix?
In my case battery charge low warning was caused by faulty alternator which was replaced under gurantee. It came out with only 743 km on the clock after getting her new in mid 2003 Till today it was my first and last serious failure in 147.