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Hi All.

Driving a 1.8 TS (111000 km).
The battery icon starts/stays (slightely) lighted after I turn the engine on, then fades slowly off in less than a minute.
Measuring the battery voltage, engine off: 12.40 V. When the engine is on: no more than 12.80 V!
I guess it should be around 14 Volts.
I changed the battery 6 months ago!
On the alternator side, the Vcc output connector gets quite warm. Normal?

If it's the alternator:
Does the alternator can be fixed or should it be completely replaced?
It's behind the engine. Can I change that, or open it to check the electronics, diodes inside? Or something not worthy to do, too dificult (distribution belt stuff tricky), and better go to a car (electrics) specialist/garage?

Could it be another alectric part damaged between the alternator and the battery?

Thanks.

Cheers,
GIX
 

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Sounds like your Alternator you can get them repaired but you tend to find they dont last long before they fail again

Would reccommend you get a new one might cost a bit more but worth it in the long run
 

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HI Jimybob, is the voltage regulator into the alternator or in a more simple place ?

cheers
Jorge
 
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its built into the back.but you can get it replaced i think its even on the parts c.d as a part on its own..you will need to find the alternator then open up the sub section to find it on there..........
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yes it is there i just looked.though looking at the price of them(£50.!!) it will be cheaper to get it re-built by a specialist...
 
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