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Old 24-09-2018, 09:43 PM
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Hi Guys.
Went to start my D40 this morning and when I turned the key all of the lights on the dash (bar the battery, 4wd, and handbrake light) went off. Any ideas? I have recently installed a new battery.

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Old 24-09-2018, 11:12 PM
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Hey mate,

When you fitted the battery did you clean the terminals? I'd start by doing that and make sure they're right. Sounds like when you try to start it there is a weak connection there and it can't handle the load being put on it.

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Old 25-09-2018, 03:41 AM
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Yes plus 1. faulty terminal connection at battery.
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Old 25-09-2018, 07:17 AM
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A mates d40 did exactly that ( excluding 4wd as its 2wd) on friday afternoon.
Apparently as he pulled up at his mechanic it spat the belt and one of the pullies (alternator? ) was found on the chassis rail.

Seems that something on yours isn't getting correct power.
Bods & jonney's suggestions would be ideal and a great place to start. Hopefully it's something that simple.
Make sure to keep us updated. Goodluck
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Old 25-09-2018, 09:11 PM
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Cleaned the terminals and put it on charge overnight. Turned the key to start this morning and got a lot of clicking noises (not the typical flat battery sounds) under the bonnet and the dashlights turned off again. Looks like I've got something to do afterwork tonight lol

*edit* Took the battery out and back on the charger because I only had about 10 volts. Will put everything back in when I've got a fully charged battery

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Old 25-09-2018, 09:36 PM
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is the battery taking a charge ? whats the charged voltage read ? that Clicking is the starter motor trying to turn the engine over but it can,t due to under voltage.
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Old 26-09-2018, 01:06 AM
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Apparently as he pulled up at his mechanic it spat the belt and one of the pullies (alternator? ) was found on the chassis rail.

Seems that something on yours isn't getting correct power. ..
Turns out, my mates d40, the alternator packed up and wanted to be replaced. He replaced the alternator, a couple of the pullies and the belt. Definetly not as easy as charging the battery but there isn't a point continuously charging the battery if the power isn't being replaced.
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Old 26-09-2018, 09:03 AM
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Sounds a bit weird, having a new battery and it being flat. As suggested above, once you get it running I'd be checking the alternator voltage output.



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Old 26-09-2018, 11:48 AM
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Agreed with the above.

When the engine is off and the ignition is turned on, you should expect to see somewhere between 12.4 and 12.8V on the battery.

Once the engine is running, the voltage should fairly quickly rise to between 14.1 and 14.7V. If it doesn't, your alternator isn't working, check that it's turning (the belt might be slipping) and if the alternator is being turned by the motor, it's stuffed.
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Old 27-09-2018, 02:15 AM
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might be the dreaded alternator clutch pulley not spinning the alternator, but you need the battery and handbrake light to be on!
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