Headlights cutting car out

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Headlights cutting car out

Post by Brendan91 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:36 pm

Hi all I was driving along the other day & ran out of petrol when my mate got to me with fuel I had to bump start the car so got home & charged it a bit off his car. Went for more fuel & when I went to set off with the headlights on the engine was cutting out & there was 0 power. If I flick the lights on whilst driving all power goes and the engine dies. Got battery tested and it was ok what could my problem be?

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Re: Headlights cutting car out

Post by coupe77 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:37 pm

Sounds like the alternator is not charging correct
I would get it checked


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Re: Headlights cutting car out

Post by Brendan91 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:41 pm

How do I go about checking the alternator?

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Re: Headlights cutting car out

Post by Brendan91 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:08 pm

All other electricals are working fine. Fuel gauge is not functioning though.

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Re: Headlights cutting car out

Post by coupe77 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:37 am

Put a volt meter across the battery with engine on put headlights on heaters and heated rear window you should see 14-14,5volts


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Re: Headlights cutting car out

Post by Brendan91 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:24 am

Popped into the garage on way home from work he put volt meter on & said alternator was fine & the battery was tested yesterday. Google says the earth point so that will be next port of call.

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Re: Headlights cutting car out

Post by Brendan91 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:14 am

Problem solved :) One of the earth wires from the speakers in the parcel shelf was loose thanks for replying so swiftly