Firstly i would like to say hello to everybody at Astra Owners Club as i have just registered.
I own a 2001 Zafira 2.2
I have recently just had problems with my heater matrix and the seals were leaking which i replaced after removing the dash board. We put it all back together and it seemed ok for a few days. As the carpets were soaking we decided to remove the carpets and dry them inside the house but the only way to dry the front deadener was to put a heater inside the car.
The day after i was driving and i seen the red battery light flick on and then off and as i parked up it did it again. I thought nothing of it and got out if the car. I got up the next morning, started the car its was fine drove about 3 miles and the power steering stopped working and we had differnt lights appearing on the dash such as ABS and traction control obv due to the battery dying.
Parked the car up and switched off the ignition and then switched the ignition back on and noticed there is no battery light. Is it just coincidence that the alternator has failed or is there a fault elsewere. I have read that no battery light means that the alternator will not work.
After charging the battery i have checked the voltgage while running and its only changed to 11 volts so i presumed the alternator isnt working?
Please help i have no clue what to do? is it the dash wiring? battery? alternator? clocks? HELP!!!