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89 MK2 Breadvan Alternator warning lamp in dash not working.


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mk2tastic

My MK2 polo Fox(1043) with the standard Dashboard(no rev counter/clock and trip) has an intermittent fault with the Alternator warning light not illuminating when the ignition is switched on.

 

Giving the top of the dash a thump brings it back on, so that tells me it’s not an alternator fault.

 

is this a common fault and is it fixable?

 

I’m good with a soldering iron if it’s likely to be dry joints.The worry is that without the warning light lit to start with the battery won’t charge, as I believe it needs the lamp lit to ‘excite’ the alternator into action.


Any help/guidance appreciated

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not common...id start by pulling the cluster , make sure the multiplug is clean and tight , maybe a smear of dielectric grease on the pins    check over the blue foil for damage 

think so yes...cdrtainly much easier with it off...24mm nut btw

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not common...id start by pulling the cluster , make sure the multiplug is clean and tight , maybe a smear of dielectric grease on the pins 

 

check over the blue foil for damage 

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1 hour ago, steveo3002 said:

not common...id start by pulling the cluster , make sure the multiplug is clean and tight , maybe a smear of dielectric grease on the pins 

 

check over the blue foil for damage 


Is it steering wheel off to get the pod out?
 

just so I know before I start destroying things😀

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think so yes...cdrtainly much easier with it off...24mm nut btw

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