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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: United Kingdom
Don't want to depress you but I had exactly the same. It was the alternator and it wasn`t cheap. Even worse the dodgy alternator did in the battery as well so shortly afterwards I needed one of them too. Mine was intermittent at first, only got the error after a bit of driving, short journeys were fine if you started with a charged battery, seemed to be heat related which might explain why you saw it after a bit of hooning. It did however get worse over the next few days until the battery wouldn't charge at all. Charging the battery only temporarily masks the problem.
The good news is ever since it was changed I have had no issues at all. I have heard you'd buy the regulator separately but I don't think you can swap it without removing the alternator and that is the expensive bit of the job.
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