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    Problem starting N Reg Astra diesel



    Electrical problem with N Reg Astra Diesel
    Hi,
    I have an N Reg Astra 1.7td, all going great until last night!
    After work I went to start it and noticed that the dash lights were dim, as in flat battery.
    Arranged for a start with jumper leads, it started great but all the dash lights were still on and dim. Tried to drive it and no power steering! parked it up and still thinking flat battery, switched the lights on and it died.
    I checked all the battery leads, connections and fuses, all good.
    Stumped now but leaning towards ignition.
    Battery is good, plenty of charge.
    Any ideas, please?
    Cheers,
    Dennis

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    Following on, got a lift into work with a spare battery, just in case I was wrong about the battery being all OK.
    Battery in car dead so swapped them over, everything good, drove home and parked it up.
    This morning went out to start it and dead flat!!!
    So now I have to try and find what could possibly drain a fully charged battery overnight.
    The car has been running perfectly since May when I got it, now all of a sudden, this.
    Help?

    Cheers,
    Dennis

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    my car has the same prob ;(

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    Welcome Dennis

    When the battery was charged and you switched the ignition on before starting did the battery light come on? If not it could be a faulty alternator or just a broken wire
    Want a professional job done on fitting your aftermarket electrical accessories? PM me for a quote
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    Hi and thanks for the welcome.
    Yep, it comes on (just checked), everything appears to be normal but I will check the alternator.
    Now comes the fun bit, getting the alternator out and finding the fault.
    Any tips/help appreciated, lol.

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