2001 Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6 petrol Battery light won't go out

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kennymcd277

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Problem added: Feb 26, 2014 (6 years ago)
Hi, I need some advice on a charging fault on my picasso 2001. I had to jump start the car as the battery was dead.It started ok but the battery light on the dash stays on and I get a message on the instrument panel saying 'Battery Charging Fault'. I checked the voltage at the battery when started and it is only 11.5volts, so I checked the voltage at the alternator and it is also 11.5v and not increasing with higher revs. Can anyone tell me where the other two wires on the small black plug of the alternator are connected to or should the alternator charge regardless of these two wires. I don't want to replace the alternator if it is not the problem as they are not cheap. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Car: Citroen Xsara Picasso
Variant: 1.6 petrol
Model Year: 2001
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss

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Feb 27, 2014 (6 years ago)
Picture here shows an Picasso alternator and two pins

http://www.startermotor-alternator-store.co.uk/citroen-xsara-picasso--80-amp-alternator--16-18-16v-a1930-1378-p.asp
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