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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:42 pm    Post subject: Alternator??? Reply with quote

You guys have been very helpful with previous posts... I wonder if you can advise me again!! Guess I'm beginning to learn about Porsche ownership!

So, I was out this evening about 10 miles from home. Started the car )996.2 C4 convertible ) and got a red battery warning light. As the car was running I decided to head home. As we drove I noticed the battery voltage indicator dropping (eventually below 10), then as I approached home a whole array of warnings flashed up - roof, PSM, ABS... I lost count!

Pulled onto the drive, switched off & the car won't start. All sorts of lights flashing - windows tried to go up and down.

Am I correct in guessing it could be the alternator? If so, how big a job are we talking about? Not sure what will be covered on warranty (Portiacraft have previously been excellent). I need to think about how to get it to a workshop - 1st port of call will be the breakdown people.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like the alternator to me ..

You would have been driving it with headlights on i'm guessing so a pretty full load on the alternator .. when they get old then under a load they can fail .. no load and you'll get a just about acceptable charge rate .

Anyways light on means no charging so the car is running on battery only .. it has got too low hence the other warnings lights .

Alternator failure IMHO should be covered by warranty .

Approx 1 - 1.5 hours chargeable rate to have it replaced.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again Iain for your help.

You're correct - headlights on. Ironically I'd just polished them and fitted new bulbs. Previously it felt like I was driving with a couple of candles. What started as brighter lights were worse than candles when I got home!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol .. i can well imagine .

lets just say you won't be the last person to post of alternator faults .. we are now driving in the dark and so a struggling alternator that was just about doing its job will be pushed over the edge due to its now under more of a load with headlights on .

Battery will need a trickle charge to get it back up so that you can drive it to a garage to repair... full charge basically and when you drive it .. no lights .. no radio .. no fan etc .. you'll get 20 miles plus this way.
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