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Old 02-25-2020, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default Dashboard Lights Recurring - Battery and Vehicle

Has anyone gotten these lights after starting the engine? Does not affect how the car runs or drives, and goes away after re-starting. This is happening more and more frequently now. 119k miles on a 5-speed.

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The wrench light indicates non emissions related issues. Most generic readers aren't capable of decoding wrench codes. P type codes are emissions related, easily decoded by all readers. U (network), C (chassis), and B (body) codes require better readers. One member in the L-series forums mentions Actron CP9185 and CP9680 can read wrench codes. My VCX NANO is also capable of reading wrench codes. Wrench errors are manufacturer specific.

You can always try Autozone or other auto parts stores offering free readings but call first and ask if their readers are capable of decoding wrench errors.
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Well it seems you have a battery issue but before firing the parts cannon, get the codes read.

A few potential issues:

- battery fail. replacement batteries might last as long as the warranty (say 3-4 years typically.

- alternator fail. This is NOT a common astra problem. I have a bosch alternator and it looks like diodes could be replaced but never checked to see. So difficult to remove the thing worth getting a OEM.

- corrosion on main power terminals and grounds. I have some posts on cleaning the battery posts, alternator terminals, some of the main power/grounding points.

You can use a DMM to check these out. See my posts, internet and youtube to begin research. Voltage drop test is very helpful.

Use goggles and extreme caution as the battery can explode, burn or kill.
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Of course it hasn't happened again since I made this post. Ready with my scanner on that day, if it ever does again.
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