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Cluster short / battery draining

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by Michael vdb, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Michael vdb

    Michael vdb New Member

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    Can any one help ? As I'm driving all instruments and lights on my cluster play up i lose speedo ,taco, fuel and temperature instruments and all lights come on but when I stop they all start working again and then when I park it for the night the battery will be dead flat .. anyone got an idea whats up ( I've put another battery in )
     
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    Pretty sure the voltage regulator on your alternator is stuffed.
    A cheap and easy fix.
    First check the voltage at the battery with the engine running, it should be around 14 - 14.4 volts. Anything a fair bit higher or lower is no good.
     
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    Yep I've put the multimeter on it and it's putting out 10 - 18 volts thanks mate
     
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    I put the multimeter on and it was throwing 10 to 17.8 volt then I accidentally shorted the voltage regulator out now everything is working fine haha don't know how long that will last
     
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    They are reasonably cheap so you should replace it asap anyway. That high voltage can cause damage and that is probably what killed your battery.
     
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    Yer mate I'm not putting to much faith in it can't afford to fry another battery ,i was just happy to get the car home
     

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