2001 Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6i
Battery charge fault after new battery replacement

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Enis
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Jul 31, 2020 (2 months ago)
Hello everyone,

My 2001 model Xpic had a total flat battery when car is not used in pandemic for 8 months.I tried jumpstart it but the engine was cutting off so I took it to a garage and they measured the battery and told me its dead. I replaced it with a new battery. The engine starts fine. But battery charge fault appears and AC is not working. Radio, lights, windows are working fine. I realized that when I rev the car the fault error disappears and AC starts to work. When I pull my foot off, battery fault alert appears again. Can it be an alternator problem? Or grounding problem?

Car details
Car: Citroen Xsara Picasso
Variant: 1.6i
Model Year: 2001
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
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whittingehame
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15,322 points

Jul 31, 2020 (2 months ago)
You will have to check the voltage of your new battery and alternator charging rate .Not the first time a new battery has been low or faulty so worth checking .
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Enis
Driver
1 points

Jul 31, 2020 (2 months ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
You will have to check the voltage of your new battery and alternator charging rate .Not the first time a new battery has been low or faulty so worth checking .
Thanks. That is what I had in mind. Just wanted to get some opinions before going to an electrician. Thank you for the respond..
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