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  1. 2001 E46 325 saloon alternator ? 
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    was driving home from work yesterday when i noticed some warning lights illuminate the abs light and the traction light and a yellow warning light next to the abs light (this goes red when hand brake is applied) and this happened every time i braked :( i carried on home as i was only 5 Min's away and the brakes still worked,when i got home i switched engine of(hoping to rest what ever the fault was) and when i went to restart the car the battery was flat and engine failed to start,so this lead me to believe that the battery is no good,luckily i had another battery to hand and replaced right away,car started fine and all warning lights was no longer illuminated, ,decided to get the multi meter out and check voltage,i was guessing with the engine running it should read around 14 volts .BUT it was running around 11 volts and when revving engine it went down to 8/9 volts :(,si this points me towards the alternator not charging and the problem being that it needs replacing,has anyone else had the same thing with happen ??
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    If all belts are tight and connections are secure, that does sound like an alternator problem.
    Did the battery light come on
     
     

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    no did not notice if the battery light came on but i dont think so
     
     

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    UPDATE bought and alternator from euros 1st of all bought the wrong one there is 2 driferent types 4 my car and unfortuanally mine was the more expensive one, price £140 with a £75 surcharge,hopefully this does the trick will fit it in next couple days
     
     

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