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    hi chaps,
    yesterday on my way home my 2001 325ci auto
    had all these lights come on,
    battery, abs, parking brake, traction control,
    also the radio and the heater lights died then came back on about 10 seconds later,
    when i turned it off then tried starting it again it wouldnt,
    i jumped it on my gf car it work 5seconds later all the same lights came back on, it then stooled when i tried to move it with low rev,
    jumped it again and without moving it stooled,
    need all your help please chaps
     
     

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    Hi chaps
    I've been told it could be the alternator or belt as the battery is fine.
    I've checked the belt and it's fine,
    But would an alternator do this
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    It does sound like a power problem, the idea is if the alternator was dead, you drove home on battery power, which has ran out.

    Check the battery leads first off anyway, loose leads will do the same.
     
     

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    Hi the battery leads seem to be on the battery nice and tight.
    I charged the battery up for a couple of hours and hay the car started.
    After a couple of minutes all the same lights came back on, so I turned it off and then tried to start it again, and it was dead but all the lights on the dash haven't dimmed at all, when it did start the battery light didn't go out, so could it be the alternator?
     
     

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    Yes, but i'd do a few more checks first before buying one to make sure.
     
     

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    If I could get the car to wilco's will they be able to check the alternator as they can check the battery when that's gone
     
     

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    I'd imagine so, ideally, you just need to check the voltage it's putting out, and make sure there isn't anything obvious like loose wires on it
     
     

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    Do u no what voltage the alternator/ battery should be running at?
    If it is the alternator are they hard to get to/ change. Could I do it at home in the garage?
     
     

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    normally battery voltage with the car running should be around 14volts, battery voltage with the engine off should be around 12volts. Im not sure how easy it is to change sorry
     
     

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    Hi diddles does it seem like the alternator is problem then?
     
     

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