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Hi

My V10 recently failed to start due to a heavily corroded and broken engine to chassis earth strap. I first thought it might have been the starter and was preparing for the engine and my trousers removal.

However the earth strap has now been replaced but i now have the battery warning light on the dash. Could the earth strap have blown the alternator out or could it just be a fuse or relay ?
 

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Can you run a VCDS scan?
 

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Hi Nooby

Unfortunately i can't as the car is still at the garage that has done the work (also replaced A/C Compressor).

There are no other warning lights other than the battery light, the annoying thing is that i have my own full VCDS but can't really interfere at the moment.

I just don't know whether the earth strap being dud could have fried the alternator or whether it uses a different earth than the block to chassis.
 
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