Greetings to all!
Switched on my 1996 1.4 Astra this evening, to find the battery light came on after about a minute, and after driving down my street, a slightly strange noise started, a slight whirring noise. I then drove it straight home again to avoid getting stuck anywhere unfamiliar!
My dad (the previous owner) disagrees with me about the noise, but I know ALL the noises it makes, and I know that it just doesn't sound right!
The only other thing is that I have a side light out, although I'm not sure whether this could have anything to do with the battery light being on.
The battery itself is only 18 months old now, so perhaps a problem with the alternator?