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Old 24-09-2016   #16
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I just had this problem occur today. I was driving along at 40mph in heavy rain and heavy traffic when the battery light came on but nothing else happened. I was about 20 minutes from home. About 10 minutes later I lost the radio/cd, and all warning lights came on ie seatbelt indicator, no abs etc. I also lost power steering. I still had lights and indicators and car was still going along but very difficult to turn at corners etc.

I was wondering if it was something to do with the heavy rain and surface water and this could affect the earth so I will check that next time a dry day appears which in Glasgow is due in 2020 I think. Let you know how I get on.
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Hi

I just had this problem occur today. I was driving along at 40mph in heavy rain and heavy traffic when the battery light came on but nothing else happened. I was about 20 minutes from home. About 10 minutes later I lost the radio/cd, and all warning lights came on ie seatbelt indicator, no abs etc. I also lost power steering. I still had lights and indicators and car was still going along but very difficult to turn at corners etc.

I was wondering if it was something to do with the heavy rain and surface water and this could affect the earth so I will check that next time a dry day appears which in Glasgow is due in 2020 I think. Let you know how I get on.
Hi,

sounds as if your battery wasn't receiving 14 Volts from the alternator..,
check the battery leads, and also the fusebox for water ingress..,

use a basic volt meter to see if;
1, battery has a good charge = 12+ Volts
2, alternator is giving battery 14+ Volts

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Re: Loss of power steering, fitted new alternator

i vote alternator brushes
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