Tigra Alternator?

Discussion in 'Tigra' started by Benjai, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. Benjai

    Benjai Guest

    About a month ago, I was driving on the motorway when my alternator light
    came on. Then the ABS, and airbag and some other light. Then about 15 mins,
    they all went out. Took it to a vauxhall dealer, had a full service, and
    apparently nothing wrong with the alternator.

    Two days ago, the alternator light came on and off. Then the stereo just
    went off. Stopped the car, and couldn't restart it until about a dozen
    attempts later. Got it running onto the motorway when all the electrics
    suddenly died. The recovery reckoned its the alternator. I'm inclined to
    agree. Are we correct? The battery's also brand new.

    If it is the alternator, how much is it to replace at the garage? I've
    managed to find a new one online for 55 quid, and probably cheaper on ebay.

    Thanks
     
    Benjai, Apr 12, 2004
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  2. Benjai

    mike Guest

    what car?

    diy it's easy,

    mike

     
    mike, Apr 12, 2004
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  3. Benjai

    Gio Guest

    To be honest I have had alternators fail before now but not one has stopped
    the car, after all it is just a charging device. If you are not suffering
    from overcharging I would suspect an earth fault or main fuse / link.

    Gio
     
    Gio, Apr 13, 2004
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