2007 Volkswagen Touran 1.4 petrol
Ignition light stays on engine will not turn over

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David Nicholetts
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Oct 16, 2020 (1 week ago)
ignition light came on while driving, drove vehicle for another 7 miles home, but engine died half a mile from home, now will not turn over engine. The engine did not overheat and the fan belt is not broken. When the engine stopped, all the electric windows opened together.

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Car: Volkswagen Touran
Variant: 1.4 petrol
Model Year: 2007
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
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whittingehame
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Oct 16, 2020 (1 week ago) Edited on Oct 16, 2020 (1 week ago)
Sounds like battery dead due to alternator failure , try charging or a jump start . If you then get it running , test alternator charging rate .
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David Nicholetts
Driver
1 points

Oct 16, 2020 (1 week ago)
Thanks for your VERY quick reply, I'll try all you said tomorrow, although I have already tested the battery and the volt metre told me that there was 11.6 volts in the battery, I took this as nearly fully charged, but I'll try a new/spare battery tomorrow.
Thanks again
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whittingehame
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15,389 points

Oct 16, 2020 (1 week ago)
11.6 v verifies battery is totally flat and needs charging .
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David Nicholetts
Driver
1 points

Oct 16, 2020 (1 week ago)
Thanks, must be as you said earlier, a duff alternator then, as the car was run after the ign. light came on and flattened the battery. I'll change the battery, start the car and check charge, tomorrow.
Thanks again for your help.
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