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Can anyone help. My 2007 2.2 diesel type s decided to play up when I needed to get to work. I started to clear the frost my windscreen came back to it 15 minutes later and noticed alll the dash lights are on and the dash flickering and getting brighter as I rev it. The steering wheel was locked in place and the power steering warning light on. It had been fine the day before and the battery is less than 18 months old. I have gone back to the car just a second ago all the dash is on and still flickering radio works but now it won't start. My mechanic is in bed with man flu is there anything I can try in the mean time? 

 

Many thanks

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It definitely sounds like the battery is failing.

Check the terminals are tight on the battery and that there is no corrosion on them.

Failing that, check the alternator output (which sounds like its okay if the revs affect the dash illumination) and replace the battery if in doubt.

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Hi Trevor I suspected a battery as my partners job is community car so it's stop start all the time. So left for a few hours and all seems OK now weird???? But its going to the mechanic later for further testing will keep post updated. Thanks for the reply

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Look forward to hearing the diagnosis.

Get him also to pay particular attention to any earth cables and battery connections which could be causing the issue

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